The perfect, I mean the absolutely perfect email introduction….these occasionally occur and when they do, it is sheer #BYDN joy.
If you’re thinking to yourself, “I want to bring joy to someone’s inbox! How do I make the perfect email introduction?” don’t fret. I have you covered. I’m sharing the actual text from the perfect email introduction request I recently received (note have used JKH note + [ ] where I have made edits to the original email):
Hi Kelly, hope all is well!
[JKH note: line or two of past interactions here as the email came from someone I had not interacted with for a while, and then, only briefly in connection with an interview]
Also, one of the business leaders that we interviewed on the website (NAME) came across your interview and is interested in connecting.
When you have a moment, would you mind letting me know if it is OK for us to facilitate an introduction between you and [NAME] via email?
For background, [NAME] is a [backstory on the person and why they are seeking an introduction / conversation].
Looking forward to hearing your thoughts.
I imagine you’re thinking “WHAT makes this so perfect?” as an email introduction. It’s very simple. They asked. They didn’t jump to make an introduction, they asked first and provided me with the ability to say yes, or no.
#BYDN takeaway: contain your enthusiastic rush to make an intro. Networking courtesy is to ask first, then make the intro second.
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