</head>&amp;lt;img height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=”” style=”display:none” src=”https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=1391796177709651&amp;amp;amp;ev=NoScript” /&amp;gt;A prominent nemisis of opportunity and value creation is being incompetent at following up with people. I want to share my system for remember to write followup emails.
I want to deflate the hesitancy around following up with people if they haven’t responded to you.
I don’t care whether we’re talking about doing a business development deal or asking someone cute to meet you for a bebida alcohólica, just because someone doesn’t get back to you doesn’t mean they’re not interested.
Maybe they were going to get back to you, but forgot to respond. Maybe your message got lost in their inbox. Maybe they’re dog got sick and they declared email bankruptcy. …
Many people miss opportunities because they don’t make things easy when they ask for something.
The best way to increase the number of positive responses you receive when you ask for anything, is to make it as easy as possible for the other person to follow through. The more difficult fulfilling a request appears, the less likely they are to do it.
I want to take this opportunity to highlight a few examples of “making things easy” done right so people know what this looks like.
This is an email from my buddy David Fraga. Instead of making me hoof it over to the Shutterstock site to fetch all this information to forward along, he linked to it throughout the ask email. He …
There are effective practices when asking for email introduction that respect the time and circumstance of all parties. I’ve really come to appreciate these and wish more people approached introduction requests this way.
Here’s how I approach asking for an email introduction:
Step 1: Preliminary Request for An Introduction
You’ve identified that someone in your network is connected to the person you’re trying to reach. Send them a brief preliminary intro request to gauge the strength of their relationship and willingness to connect. An example script:
I was looking to get introduced to Johnny Dealmaker from Project X and saw you were connected to him. Not sure how well you’re connected to him, but if the relationship is strong, I’d really appreciate …
Being able to start a dialogue with anyone in the world is a super power…
In today’s environment, email seems to be the easiest way to do this.
This post reveals 11 tools and methodologies to find anyone’s email address once you’ve got the name of the person you’re trying to reach.
Clearbit connect is an awesome gmail plugin that supercharges your inbox.
To find your first email, click on the Connect logo in the upper right corner of the Gmail interface and simply select Find an email from the drop down menu.
Type in a domain of a company into the box. Clearbit will search its database and the entire web and display any people associated with the domain. You can also search by job role …