|My equivalent of an “easy” button|
When you don’t live within 150 miles of any of the people you work with on a day-to-day basis, one thing that is inevitable is lots of conference calls.
What makes it especially fun as a consultant is that you have two different types of “stakeholders.” First, you have the project-related stakeholders, which on most weeks you’ll at least fly in to work with from Monday through Thursday. The second group is the internal stakeholders – the people that have somehow coaxed you into various extracurriulars with the promises of increasing your exposure with leadership (it’s not uncommon for you never to meet these people in person) and differentiating you from your peers come performance rating time. The thing to remember is that these extracurriculars, unlike client billings, don’t directly contribute to the firm’s revenue stream and as such have to be squeezed in whenever you have “extra” time, which many times means while you’re in transit. That’s where MobileDay comes in handy.
Another nice feature MobileDay has is this dual notification type of system when you’re the meeting host. You automatically receive a notificaiton the day before any meeting where you’re the host in addition to the usual fifteen or five minute alerts you would normally expect from Outlook or your phone’s calendar.
I wasn’t expecting to spend this many words on this app but what can I say? It makes me all warm and fuzzy inside. Are there ny other tools out there to help the chronic conference caller on the go?