How to Create and Share Multiple Google Calendars

by Vanessa Hayes

in Office Tech,Organizing,Productivity

OK…first things first.  Yes that’s me in the video.  I know it doesn’t sound like me but I’m nursing a bit of a cold.  Sorry, if I sound a little stuffy or “over pronounce” a word or two.

I think I’ve mentioned in the past how much I like (eh-hem…love) Google.  One of my favorite features is Google Calendar.  I like that I can create multiple calendars for different events, for example: special events, kid’s games, kid’s practices, classes, work appointments, fitness calendar, family fun, holidays, etc. I can view my calendars one at a time, a few at a time, or all of them at once.  I also like that I can share my calendars with others like my friends, family and co-workers.  This feature comes in extremely handy when I have to schedule an appointment for my kids or husband…I just simply view their calendar events along with mine to avoid any conflicts in scheduling.  I especially like that I can view my calendars from any computer with internet access and from my mobile phone.  Gone are the days of printing out my calendar, retyping events from notes, waiting to get home to sync my mobile calendar with my laptop calendar, or having to say, “let me check my calendar and get back to you.”  Woo-hoo!  Anyhoos…if you are a Google fan I’m sure you can appreciate my fondness for Google Calendar. I put together a quick 3 and 1/2 minute tutorial on how to set up a calendar.

I’ll be doing more videos and posts soon on Google Calendar functions that I’m sure you’ll love to use.  Things like emailing and/or texting yourself reminders, easy searches for appointments, inserting Google Labs functions (like showing the weather on your calendar), and more!

If you’re not a Google Calendar user currently, you should give it some serious consideration.  It’s free and has definitely simplifized my life…hopefully it will simplifize yours too!  If you already use Google Calendar I’d love to hear how it has helped you.  Leave a comment, send me an email, or leave a message on the Get Simplifized! Hotline at 210/692-4063…I’d love to hear from you!

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