How to Create a Google Calendar
One of the advantages of creating a calendar in Google is that you can access it from any computer or phone. You can also create multiple calendars on your account which enables you to manage both your personal and business appointments from one place but keep them separate at the same time. This enables you to keep track of upcoming appointments so you can plan your workload more effectively.
So if you want to know how to create a Google calendar, read the following instructions or watch the video by clicking on the image below.
If you have a Google account already then sign in to it and choose Calendar from the options. Otherwise, you can sign up for an account at google.com/accounts.
To create a new calendar, click on the down arrow next to where it says “My calendars” and then click on the Create new calendar link in the menu that appears.
This will open up the Create new calendar window and this is where you can put in details such as the name of the calendar, a description if you want one, and also the location and time zone. Just a warning, only select the check box next to where it says Make this calendar public if you want to share it on the internet and have it appear in search results.
Once you’ve filled in the details, click on the Create calendar button and the calendar will appear in the left hand sidebar.
Now the calendar is created, click on the down arrow that appears next to its name to display or hide it, change settings, or create an event. You can also colour code the calendars and this is really useful if you’re displaying several at the same time.
To quickly create an appointment, you click inside the grid on the appropriate day, complete the details and select which calendar you want to add it to. Alternatively, you can click on the down arrow next to the appropriate calendar and select Create event on this calendar.
When you create an appointment, it will appear on the calendar in the same colour as the one you chose for the calendar itself. So if you selected red as the colour code for your business calendar then any appointments added to that calendar will appear in red.
If you want to hide or display appointments, just click on the relevant calendar name.
Now you know how to create a Google calendar, you can create as many calendars as you wish and if you are going to do this, then it’s a good idea to colour code them so you know which appointment relates to which calendar.
If you want more tips on how work effectively in your business, then download a copy of our guide “How to organise your workload so there’s more time for you“. This guide is packed full of time management tips as well as 10 online tools to help you work more productively. Click on the link to download the guide >> How to organise your workload
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