Make sharing your contact information easier

by | May 10, 2011 | jahlberg

I meet a lot of people every month and I continue to spend a lot of time entering contact information in to Outlook. There are a host of ways to make this easier for yourself and for the other people you meet. Below are some of the things that I have been doing. 

  • Use a vCard – Attached a vCard to your email signature to make it easy for others to add your contact information to their account. I find it slightly annoying to see these come in as attachments in my Outlook so I created my vCard, copied it to my website and just added a link to my signature. Works great.
  • Add your LinkedIn Profile – Add a link by your signature to your LinkedIn profile. Most people do a search in LinkedIn for you so why not make it easier and faster. One a side note, in LinkedIn you can edit your link and make it more user friendly.
  • Use Google Goggles – With your Android device, you can use the app Google Goggles to take a picture of a business card and the program will recognize that it is a business card and transcribe the text in to a Contact. Mixed results, but when it works it saves time over manually creating a contact.
  • Use Gwabbit – This application works with Outlook and lets you capture email signatures and create Outlook contacts with just a couple of clicks. http://www.gwabbit.com

 

John Ahlberg, CEO, Waident Technology Solutions

John Ahlberg
CEO, Waident

CIO in the corporate world and now for Waident clients. John injects order and technology into business process to keep employees productive, enterprises running, and data safe.

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