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The easy way to schedule meetings

by Donna Steinhorn on October 18, 2012

Nowadays, more and more meetings take place virtually.  But even when you’re trying to get people together in person, finding a common date and time isn’t an easy process.  But help exists in the form of free online meeting schedulers.  Two I’ve used are:

http://www.doodle.com/

Doodle allows you to schedule your meeting, connect your calendar and maintain a contact center so folks know when to connect with you.

http://www.meetingwizard.com/

MeetingWizard automatically does the following:

  • sends invitations to participants proposing alternate times
  • summarizes their responses
  • updates you on the results
  • sends confirmations
  • sends optional reminders prior to meetings

Resource for non-profits

by Donna Steinhorn on June 17, 2012

TechSoup is a nonprofit that provides other nonprofits and libraries with discounted technology.

In addition, learning resources, including articles, blogs, free webinars, and forums led by expert hosts are available to all users. Once qualified with TechSoup, nonprofits and libraries can access 400+ technology products from more than 40 donor partners — including Microsoft, Adobe, Cisco, Intuit, and Symantec. All donated and discounted products are available for a small admin fee.

http://home.techsoup.org/pages/default.aspx

Free Conference Calling

by Donna Steinhorn on May 31, 2012

 

Have you ever wished you could get all your family on the phone together to plan a get together or share news?  Do you work remotely and need to get your team together on the phone?

Over the years I’ve used many different bridge lines, but this one is hands down the best.  They offer free conferencing calling for up to 1000 (that’s not a typo) users at a time.  Free recordings.  Free storage space. You can access conference call reports for each call to review when and which of your conferencing attendees joined or left your conference call.  Better yet, attendees can dial in via regular phone, cell phone or VOIP services without issue.

http://www.freeconferencecalling.com/

 

Gmail…yes gmail

by Donna Steinhorn on May 30, 2012

Perhaps it’s surprising to see gmail as a resource, but for those who are not already using it, it’s an amazingly useful tool for organizing your life and business. Not only is it easy to use, organize and search, it effortlessly syncs on your smartphone, iPad as well as on the web.  You can keep track of your tasks, schedule your calendar, access your google documents (shared or private) and use gchat (and IM client) as well as google call (VOIP), all right from gmail.  And you can set it up to send from and receive using your professional email address as well.  Text, voice, video chat and email…could you want much more? Plus it’s free for individuals.  There’s an enterprise version as well.

Mail.google.com

Books and blogs and apps…oh my!

by Donna Steinhorn on May 30, 2012

We live in an amazing world with a wealth of resources.  Our world is full to the brim with choices for technology, websites, browsers, marketing opportunities, blogs, books, applications, news, entertainment, and so much more.  It’s both a boon and a paradox of overwhelming options.

Here I share with you some of the options I’ve curated after trial and error, research and choice.  You can be sure, if it’s listed here, I’ve used it, read it, loved it.

I’ll be adding to it, so keep on coming back. And please, share with me the things you loved that you’ve come across!  Just send an email to private at coachingtosuccess.com .