A FREE Tool that Helps You to Arrange International Online Meetings

A FREE Tool that Helps You to Arrange International Online Meetings

You may have missed an international online or telephone conference in the month of March.

No wonder.

This is because, in March, the entire world exercises this very unintelligent idea of adjusting their clocks to daylight saving time.
And you surely don’t know by heart that in Germany, Winter-time is reversed to Summer-time in the early morning of the last Sunday in March.
And you surely don’t know by heart that in the USA, the Eastern Standard Time (EST) is altered to Daylight Saving Time (DST) on the second Sunday in March.
But you might know that in Singapore, there is no such thing as Summer Time or Winter Time. Being located not far from the equator, there is no change in the length of the days throughout the entire year.
While it is relatively easy to organize a convenient meeting time for two locations via Google Search, this is impossible for three or more locations at the same time.
Here is what you can do.

Use a Handy Tool

Here is a handy tool that will simplify your life: the FREE International Meeting Planner
You can select up to eight locations where participants for your meeting or conference call are located.
And this is how the screen looks like after you have entered the three locations Singapore – Washington D.C. – Germany:

The World Meeting Planner results have color-coding that make it easy to see at a glance when the best times to meet would be for all of the participants.

If you see GREEN times for all your locations, you have found a good time to meet as everyone would be in daytime. Two GREEN and one YELLOW is also acceptable.

Any time with a RED color it would be night there and would NOT be a good time for your conference call or meeting.

Next Step: Invite Your Partners

Once you have determined a good time to have your conference call, the results page also provides you the local time for each location, so you can email each participant to invite them to your event and be able to tell them when they should attend in their own time, not yours, and make it easy for them to add it to their own schedule.

Easy rule: the business principal determines which green timezone prevails.

“He who pays the piper calls the tune”, meaning that the person who provides the money for something decides what will be done, or has a right to decide what will be done.

In telcos, this is seldom Singapore, so much for sure.

Martin “never miss a telco again” Schweiger

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