Meeting planners save time using free online documentation services like Google Docs.

Google docs is a 100% free service provided by Google that gives you word processing like Microsoft Word and spreadsheets like Microsoft Excel in an online tool.

Here’s how you can use it to help plan your meetings.

Create a document on Google docs to get input and prioritize speakers for your convention.

Then invite other team members to collaborate.

This process eliminates having multiple versions of the document on several computers and allows the meeting planner to manage the process easily and efficiently.

Feel free to leave your comments and ideas about how your organization is using Google Docs or other online collaboration tools.

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Heather McElhiney, Convention Services Manager