Part 1: Introduction Prep
I like to prepare an intro paragraph which I'll use to introduce you to others in my network. Once you approve of that paragraph, I'll go ahead and make any introductions I see fit. Please look out for an email soon regarding your intro paragraph!
For me, writing an intro paragraph about someone I've just met is an incredibly useful exercise in and of itself. It helps me showcase my attention of you, as well as it reminds me of what I liked about you and so bothered to go through such an exercise in the first place.
Don't get me wrong, I'm grateful for taking the time, and boy do these take time. Thankfully, I have a template for writing these paragraphs, written as a Standard Operating Procedure to such detail that even my virtual assistance team can come in and support me with some of the writing efforts upon request.
As well, I now also have an AI generator tool that I can feed a connection's LinkedIn, Website, and even our intro call transcript (thank you Fathom!). The generator will then spit out 3 different paragraphs which I can then splice from and edit into a final version.
That was my preparation. When it comes to my connections', they of course need to know that I'm going to be writing this paragraph for them, and that I'll want their final approval before using it (Hint: That's an email template - In fact its the first one - Subject: Networking Next Steps) As well, I need to explain to my recent connections about what they can expect from me when it comes to introduction emails...
Part 2: Introduction Emailing
Part 3: Introduction Feedback
Post-Networking Next Steps
1. A "Ready to Network With You" email which will have my networking intro paragraph of you. Again, I'll be using this introduce you to others, as well as offer to showcase you in my "In the Looop" Networking Newsletter;