If your small-to-medium business or organization needs to schedule a meeting with 3+ people, Doodle.com has a free online service that will help you reduce the time needed to find an agreeable meeting time.
After you create an account with Doodle, you can use the “Schedule Event” task to define the meeting scope and potential meeting dates and time ranges. Here is an example:
When you use the “Yes-No-Ifneedbe poll” option, potential participants can choose the “If Need Be” option. Personally, I almost always use this option.
All you need to do is email the potential list of participants with the “Participation Link” (something like https://www.doodle.com/k6sZZsixqsr7qd99ks) and ask them to respond. I have found that even the most inexperienced user can complete this process.
I receive no compensation, etc. if anyone chooses to use the service, but I frequently recommend this to small businesses and not-for-profits. You can also do a poll by using Doodle’s “Make A Decision” task.
Doodle.com gets a “big thumbs up” from me.