Getting the Most out of Your Professional Network

I've been using Gist for a few months now and I'm really getting to the point where I find the information that it provides invaluable.  If you haven't used Gist, you may want to check it out, and I'm providing you with a brief video overview which may help you understand the program more effectively than I can put in words.

What I like about the program is that it creates a side-bar for MS Outlook and also plugs into gmail.  It provides you with a real time synopsis of how you are connected with the individual and if they are using social media, it provides you with their latest updates.  If I get an inbound email from an individual, the latest information about that contact is immediately displayed in the side-bar. Your website account allows you to add details to your imported contacts and create annotations, groups and more.

I can really impress someone who is on the phone when I call up that information with a simple click.  It is also displayed when I start typing an email address in a new mail message.  How cool is that?

And of course, there is an app for that.  Gist has just announced a new i-phone app that you can use to help develop your memory when it comes to names and faces.  It will randomly call up the faces of your contacts (pulled from their social media sites) and quiz you to see if you can match the face with a name.

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