The best thing you can do when dealing with new people in your network is do your research. It’s even easier with the tool I’m talking about today when you’re in the email setting for networking.
Google Chrome extensions are seriously the best thing ever for getting the most out of your browser experience. And the one I wanted to share today is called Rapportive.
Rapportive is killer for making your Gmail experience so much better. You don’t have to do any additional work to find out more information about the people who are contacting you. Everything from their title, company name, social links, social updates and all that fun stuff will show up within the email activity because of this extension.
Basically there is a side pane to your email that Rapportive automatically starts researching the email address that you’re looking at while reading your email (your sender). It will then display any of the above information that it finds that is associated with that email address.
It may seem kinda dumb and lazy, but a lot of times you can get really relatable by seeing their latest social activity right there and put that in your email. Showing that you’ve put in a little effort to get to know them a little bit better.
Definitely check out Rapportive and get more personal with your email network.