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When to use 1:1 or Booking Page?

Learn what distinguishes 1:1 from Booking Page and how to determine which one is best for your use case.
Sometimes it feels like we spend more time scheduling meetings with someone than we spend in the meeting with them. With Doodle, you have two ways to schedule your next one-on-one meeting quickly and easily: Booking Page and 1:1. But which one is best for you? Let’s break it down.

What is 1:1 and when do I use it?

Doodle’s 1:1 is a quick and easy scheduling solution for meetings between yourself and one other person. With 1:1, you are in total control. You pick the dates and times that you want to offer, you pick who can select a meeting time with you, and they pick the single best time that works for them.

In short, 1:1 is perfect for one-off meetings for which you need complete hands-on control of your proposed availability and event details. Click here to watch our comprehensive tutorial video for how to use 1:1.

If you want to create a 1:1, ask yourself:

  • Am I planning a meeting that will meet on a specific date and time?
  • Will the meeting be attended by just myself and one other person?
  • Do I need to be in complete control of which dates and times are offered for this specific meeting?
  • Is this a non-repeating meeting or event?

If you answered ‘yes’ to all four of these questions, then 1:1 is the best option for scheduling this kind of meeting.

 

What is Booking Page and when do I use it?

Booking Page is Doodle’s most advanced scheduling feature. With Booking Page, you set the rules by which your calendar is checked for availability and create a custom link to share with your audience. When someone clicks your booking page link, the available booking options are based on the rules you set, so you can be sure that it will only offer times that work well for you. Every booked meeting will be automatically added to your calendar and each participant will receive a calendar invite for the meeting.

 
Your booking page link keeps the contents of your calendar completely confidential. When someone clicks on your booking page link, they will only see the times in which you are available to meet - nothing else.

 

 

In short, Booking Page is a fully automated scheduling solution, giving you more time to work on what matters most. Click here to watch our comprehensive tutorial video for how to use Booking Page.

If you want to create a Booking Page, ask yourself:

  • Am I planning a meeting that can be flexibly scheduled as long as I am not busy?
  • Will the meeting be attended by just myself and one other person?
  • Do I want my participants to select a meeting time at their convenience?
  • Is this a meeting or presentation I will conduct regularly?

If you answered ‘yes’ to all four of these questions, then Booking Page is the best option for managing these kinds of events.

 

In Summary

A simple way of looking at the fundamental difference between 1:1 and Booking Page is:

  • 1:1 gives you complete control over every aspect of scheduling via hands-on event creation.
  • Booking Page takes advantage of automation to give you more freedom to pursue tasks outside of scheduling.

Use Cases for 1:1 and Booking Page

There are endless ways you can use 1:1 and Booking Page to gain control over your calendar. Provided below are just some of the use cases for each.

 

1:1 is perfect for scheduling one-off meetings, such as:

  • Interviews
  • Department syncs
  • Annual reviews
  • Parent/teacher conferences

Booking Page is perfect for managing recurring meeting types, like:

  • Product consultations
  • Health and wellness appointments
  • Employee check-ins
  • Candidate interviews with recruiters
  • Intro and demo calls for freelancers

Good to know

  • Are you planning a panel interview or a joint presentation to a stakeholder? Doodle has you covered. Your 1:1 or Booking Page calendar invite can also be shared to their calendars.
 

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