Enlist the services of your very own virtual assistant!
There are scenarios where you want someone (something) to put an event in your calendar or manage the back and forth with someone’s assistant. In those cases, I enlist the services of my virtual assistant Amy Ingram. She is part assistant, part confidant, part girlfriend, and completely virtual! The service costs nothing and is very effective for calendaring events and scheduling meetings. The company has been around since 2014 and has some very serious investors behind it including Softbank. It is in beta testing (but available to you!) and I find the service very useful and effective. You set the guidelines for meeting up front, including type, length, and location preferences and she does the rest! It uses artificial intelligence to analyze emails sent to her to accomplish your goals. I forward events to her to put on my calendar to avoid having to enter the information myself. I also use her so I can avoid the back and forth with someone else who wants to dictate the terms of the meeting. I find her perfect for day meetings, but less useful for open ended evening plans.