This video restates the rules of thumb for scheduling appointments. This helps you save time and increases productivity.
- What's it like for you … when you try to schedule an appointment with someone else? … Are you experiencing a lot of the drain in productivity … that happens when you do that? … You go back and forth. … Does this time work for you? … Does this time work for you? … You can exchange five, maybe 10 emails just to get … to the point of actually having an appointment. … I'd like to share with you a few tips that you can use … to reduce some of this back and forth switching … that's taking place. … First, embrace the principle of no tentative appointments. … Occasionally, people will say something like, … "I'll pencil you in to my schedule." … What does that mean? … It means that I'm not committed to the point … where I'm willing to put it down in pen. … When someone says that to my assistant, … she always responds with, … "What is a time you know you can commit to?" … Make sure that you are making solid commitments … when you make appointments, … and request the same from other people. … Second is never double schedule yourself. …
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