We discovered a great Sales Hack this week and wanted to pass it along. Rapportive has plugin for Gmail (create an account if you don’t already have one). After it’s installed Rapportive will open in the right sidebar and display direct links to the social media channels of anyone who emails you, or that you email.
So, that’s how it’s supposed to be used, but here’s the hack. Let’s say you need to find the correct email address of a decision maker you want to email or add on LinkedIn but you don’t know their address. Simply select “compose a new email” in gmail and in the “To” field and enter a variations of what you think it might be: i.e., email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
When you add the correct one Rapportive will display the address in the sidebar plus any known social media channels. Easy-peasy!