I’m seeking your insight, experience and knowledge to solve this quest:
Can we use our Facebook or other easy-access tech to help us save time or coordinate our busy lives?
As a marketing agency consulting CEO’s & business leaders, I find that all business leaders need to save operations time so we can focus on our clients, our products or services, our marketing, and running our businesses.
Here’s the Scenario
Last night I raced to San Francisco across a jammed Bay Bridge to teach a class for my favorite microenterprise training company, the Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center. Turns out, the class was cancelled and I never received the email. A whole wasted 1.5 hours in my busy day!
I know I’m not the only one this happens to.
I bet there are some great online tools that might solve this? Would you share your suggestions in comments below to save us all time at work.
Here’s One Idea
Thanks to my colleage Joshua Zerkel of Custom Living Solutions (Prez of Professional Organizers Assoc.), I learned about “Doodle” – a super easy way to schedule meetings online. I even use it with friends to schedule walks or events if it’s not a big evite list.
Through online tools like this, the coordinator at a school or business group could send notices to the whole group so they’re auto-delivered via email, saving valuable work time.
As a participant, I could go to this site to double check status before wasting fuel and my time in case changes were posted.
Another Idea: Will This Work?
Could a group set up a private facebook page for communicating with it’s own members? For example, could the training coordinator set up a page for just their teachers that posts times, reminders, updates for both the businesses being consulted and for us consultants advising the businesses? Their job would be to only invite the consultants and students for that group as friends, and to monitor that one page, instead of 3 dozen emails.
Wouldn’t that save everyone time and potential missed emails? (sure it’s still email notification, but facebook does seem to reliably deliver emails).
Is facebook the best ‘tool’ for this? Or are there better tools or ideas? It just seems like it would save time, efficiencies, and create a central place for updates that all relevant parties to contribute to, right? It would save admins (or anyone coordinating meetings,events, etc.) time by only posting to one website which notifies everyone at once of updates.
What am I missing here?
Please post your great ideas, comments, tools, or corrections to my likely misassumptions by clicking on ‘comment’ below. There are many readers who could really value from your input.
Thanks for sharing your experience and knowledge. After all, knowledge is bliss!