Repeated from yesterday’s blog post:
The phone rang. The caller ID showed a colleague’s name. Concern over the snow and how I fared. I reciprocated. Must be a reason for this call…
“Could you introduce me to Marianne?”
“Sure. I will do so on LinkedIn.”
“You can do that?”
Yes, there are two ways and here is the second one:
In this more direct method I ask the introducee to send me a blurb I can use to make an introduction.
I send a warm and friendly message (that’s the relationship) and use the introducee’s words to tell “why I do what I do” to make it interesting to the target to want to connect.
I don’t use this method all the time, just when I want to get the target’s attention a little bit better than the earlier method I showed you yesterday. besides, I haven’t been in touch with the target for a while and I used it as another way to “blip” on her radar screen. I think that’s acceptable.
I will let you know how the connection process goes.