Five Reasons You Need a Web Calendar

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It’s 2015 and we’re accustomed to looking  up any information we want at the touch of our fingertips. Wifi connections and web browsers are all around us. There’s likely a web browser at your desk, in your pocket, or maybe even in your television.

When is the last time you checked the newspaper for stock quotes, sports scores or your favorite T.V. shows?  Getting real-time information using our smart phones, tablets and computers has become part of the daily routine.

You can make sure your website visitors are seeing the most up to date and accurate schedule or event information by using a web calendar.  It’s the easy, fast and affordable way to instantly share your events.

The Benefits of a Web Calendar

  1. Fast easy updates.

    You can allow anyone from your organization or business to update and edit the calendar. You don’t have to wait for your web designer or IT person to make updates to your website.  If you’re out of the office or on the road you can still update the calendar in just a few seconds.  Our mobile App lets you edit the calendar on the go.

  2. Keep your visitors in the loop.

    If an event is canceled or there is a time change you don’t want people to drive across town only to find an empty parking lot or closed building.  If you have new products, classes or volunteer opportunities use the calendar to promote them, helping to get more participation and involvement. Visitors to the calendar can subscribe to events, email them to others, or share them on social media.

  3. Fresh content for your webpage.

    The calendar or a web plugin (Upcoming Events List, Mini Calendar) can fill some nice real estate on your web page. It’s an easy way to fill an area of a web page with fresh up to date content. You can customize the calendar’s colors and styles to match your brand or website.

  4. Save time, consolidate your applications.

    Use one application to do it all.  You can update the calendar and broadcast email announcements & reminders about your events.  Also use private views for internal schedules and private notes for special event details.  No need to use a .PDF, spread sheet, send emails and edit a webpage.

  5. Interact with your visitors.

    Use the suggest an event button on the calendar to allow your website visitors to submit event information and details.  Upon review, suggested events can then be added to the calendar.  Your visitors can subscribe to your calendar, email your events or share them on Facebook and Twitter.

If you have any questions or need help setting up your calendar please Email CalendarWiz

Thanks,
The CalendarWiz Team

Avoid Room Scheduling Snafus in 2015

The #1 reason for frustration at work is the unexpected, and often time-consuming, snafu in the day.  When there’s a room scheduling conflict, there is a lot of scrambling to find a new room and pointing fingers to blame the person responsible for the double booking.

If paper or spreadsheet methods for reserving a room are letting you down, the solution may be as simple (and affordable) as an shared online calendar.

Michael Martinho, the Facility Operations Director at UNC Wellness Center, understands just how important a shared calendar can be when it comes to room scheduling.

 

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“Before CalendarWiz, it was difficult for staff from different departments to see schedules and reserve a room. Now, we have a core team of calendar managers that can schedule a classroom or conference room from anywhere.”

 

The advantages to using a shared calendar certainly go beyond room scheduling.  Shared calendars by CalendarWiz include website plugins that provide instant updates to your website as well – a very helpful feature for the UNC Wellness Center as they offer hundreds of classes to their valued members each week.

 


“We added the full calendar to our website and Facebook Page for its ease of use, speed and user-friendly format. We also added the CalendarWiz mobile version to our site so that our members can easily access the calendar on mobile devices.” – Michael Martinho


When it comes to sharing rooms or facilities in the new year, the calendar you share is at the heart of it all.  We welcome you to learn how CalendarWiz can help with your room scheduling.

A Shared Calendar

CalendarWiz offers many different ways to organize and share your calendars with your team, community, or other groups. When you first create your calendar you’re also creating a simple web link which can be sent to anyone you wish to access your calendar. All the person needs to do is click the link and your calendar will open in any browser or smartphone.

Now, we know the ability to share a calendar with others is extremely important if not a necessity for most businesses, schools and other organizations, but what if you need to share private information with an internal group, and also need allow other events and information to be visible publicly on your website? With CalendarWiz this is easily accomplished by creating user accounts and categories with the appropriate access rights, to each of your events.

Social Media

Speaking of sharing, who’s on Facebook? That’s right; with the click of a button your events can easily be shared and liked on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. What a great way to promote upcoming events in your community, or driving up the head-count at your restaurants karaoke night, we know, you love karaoke.

Sharing Online

A stand-alone calendar link is a great way to get going with sharing, but why stop there? With CalendarWiz you can share your calendar in other cool ways such as embedding them directly into a website, mobile app, or even Facebook in the form of an Upcoming Event list, Mini-Calendar, or a full on month, week or day view. This allows you to create an interactive, “up to date everywhere” calendar that’s visible to a much larger audience while again, keeping certain events and information private for your users. Best of all, a single line of code is all you need to embed the calendar in WordPress, Joomla, SquareSpace, Wix, and any homegrown website.

Feeds

Another useful feature for getting the word out about your events is our iCal and RSS feeds. These feeds allow visitors to subscribe to your calendar and will be updated every time you add a new event. This way folks don’t necessarily need to visit your calendar to keep informed about what’s going on.

So there we have it, sharing events and calendars is easy. You can learn more and kick the tires by starting your free 30-day trial at http://calendarwiz.com/signup