Tell me there's a better calendar tool than Calendly...

My bet is you can't.
Gabe Caldwell
August 21, 2023

There are a LOT of tools out there that sales teams use to speed up their day and close deals. And if you must know one thing about me (at least in the realm of tools I use) it'll have to be that I'm Calendly's #1 Fan Boy.

Out of all the things I use, my team is no stranger to my love for Calendly... I talk about it constantly. But, I'm always curious about new sales and partnership tools out there, so if you want to send me a better one, do it - I dare ya!

And if you need to be convinced, here’s an unsolicited list of why I love it…

1. Saves me time
The number of hours Calendly has saved me in my career is hundreds, if not thousands, at this point. The amount of pointless time I spent going back in forth with prospects, customers and internal stakeholders to find a time to work for everyone was mind-numbing before I started using Calendly. Now, being able to send my calendar to someone or even multiple people to schedule is an absolutely game changer.

2. Super easy to use
Calendly is wildly simple to set up. All you have to do is connect your email address, choose the meeting duration, set the schedule, turn the meeting “on” and then start sharing your Calendly link for people to schedule. So easy!

3. Integration and automation
This is for the Calendly pros. The next level is when you start automating tasks after someone schedules time with you on your Calendly link. The sky is the limit using their internal integrations or a tool like Zapier. At PSV, we have setup automations to send out follow up emails/texts, create new leads in our CRM in Notion, add people to marketing campaigns or send a notification in slack to alert team members.

Got a better calendar tool out there we should know about? Send us a message and let’s nerd out!

Thanks for reading!

Gabe Caldwell

Gabe Caldwell is Head of Partnerships at Plain Sight Ventures. In his free time, you can find Gabe riding bikes, playing beach volleyball or experimenting with new biohacks.

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