What is Rapportive?
In an earlier blog, I talked about how I manage my contacts and referred to a tool which I use which links to my Gmail and gives me access to the contact’s social media profiles. This wonderful little tool is called Rapportive. Rapportive is a Google Chrome Extension which shows you a person’s LinkedIn profile and their other social pages that they use. I find this extremely useful in for two reasons.
Firstly, if someone emails me and I don’t know who they are, Rapportive will gather all their social media information and present this to me at the side of the page in my Gmail account. I can then review this before deciding whether or what to reply to them. It enables me to see if we have any obvious common interests or associates, which I may use to find out more about them before I respond (see the image on the left which illustrates this).
Secondly, if it is someone who I have met and know, Rapportive presents me with the links to their social media profiles, saving me from searching for them myself, and I can connect to them straight away.
Today, I received an email about a networking event I was going to, and all the attendees were copied on the email. Rapportive kindly pulled up the profiles of everyone that was attending, allowing me to connect with them immediately, or review their profiles to determine who I needed to speak to. Bingo, everything I need to save me carrying out time consuming research!
As our lives get busier, it is tools like this which can save you a lot of time and can help you tailor your approach when you are looking to do business with someone. To try it, click here and let me know what you think.
If you have any handy tips to make life easier, please also feel free to comment below.
Note: since writing this blog, Rapportive has been re-named ‘LinkedIn Sales Navigator’.
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