As you make more and more connections online and offline it becomes increasingly difficult to manage them, to even remember who they are, where you met them or what they do. This weeks cool tool Mingly helps you stay in touch and build stronger relationships with your contacts.
Here’s how to get started:
Visit the Mingly website and click ‘Get Mingly’
Connect your Gmail, Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin accounts
Immediately Mingly finds your contacts and shows you any big news such as Birthdays and new jobs. Directly from the app you can congratulate people or send your best wishes.
Clicking on the contacts tab brings up a full list of the people you are connected with, you can add these to lists (e.g. business contacts) and you can set a frequency that you should get in touch with them.
If you choose to get in touch you have an option of how to connect to them depending on which social networks you are connected on.
Clicking into their profile you can add a note, for example the name of their husband or wife, the name of their company or if they have any pets. You can also view previous conversations with them.
All this comes for free although there is a premium service. It seems like a fantastic way to manage your relationship building but you will need to build a strategy to compliment it, you will need to identify who you really need to stay in touch with and how often and quickly you need to build that relationship.
For a better walkthrough check out this demo video:
I can see great potential in using this tool, I often stare at my Linkedin contacts trying to remember where I met them and let what should be strong business relationships slip through my fingers. Will you try it?
That looks a really useful tool for someone like me! One who has the memory of a goldfish when it comes to remembering names, faces and where I met people 🙂 Definitely going to try this.