Are you looking for a way to streamline your appointment setting routine?
Do you want to make the process a little less frustrating?
At first glance, the process of scheduling appointments seems relatively easy: you find a date and time that works for both parties involved, and make an appointment.
In a perfect world, this brief interaction would be the extent of your appointment setting routine.
In the real world, however, you do need to consider a few other items if you’re to book an appointment and create a schedule that works for you.
In this post, I offer a collection of nineteen questions to ask when scheduling an appointment.
Keep in mind, you certainly don’t have to ask all of these questions every time you set up an appointment.
You may only need to ask a handful of questions for any given appointment.
Again, this is just a collection of possible questions you could ask.
Questions to Ask When Scheduling an Appointment:
What is the start time of this appointment?
What is the end time of this appointment?
On what date is this appointment?
What is the location of this appointment?
What is the nature or subject of this appointment?
How many other people will there be at this appointment?
With whom will I meet for this appointment? What are their names?
Do I need to arrive earlier than the scheduled appointment time?
Can you provide me with detailed directions for the appointment location?
Whom should I speak with or ask for when I arrive at the appointment location?
Do I need to bring other people with me for this appointment? If so, who should I bring?
Am I allowed to bring other people with me for this appointment? If so, how many may I bring?
Do I need to prepare in advance for this appointment? If so, how should I prepare?
Do I need to bring any papers, documents, materials, equipment, or other items with me for this appointment?
Is it possible to reschedule or cancel this appointment in future, if need be?
Who should I contact if I need to cancel or reschedule the appointment?
Are there any penalties for canceling or rescheduling the appointment?
What is the latest possible time I can cancel or reschedule the appointment without being subject to penalty?
How about you? Which of the above questions do you ask when scheduling appointments? Do you raise any other questions or concerns when setting up an appointment? Join the conversation and leave a comment below!