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Manner Monday®: Following up on new introductions

 

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When someone goes out of their way to make a specific introduction for you, they are putting their reputation on the line and asking a friend or colleague to make time for you and potentially offer help or advice.   At that point, you become a personal reflection of the introducer – it’s not all about you. It’s important to remember the introducer is using their reputation for you … don’t fumble the opportunity! It’s a personal favor, and remember not too many requests can be made of any one person too early or too often.

Follow up – quickly: When an introduction is made, move promptly, not only as a sign of respect and appreciation but to ensure your new contact remembers the introduction. In business, two weeks is an eternity and a thousand things have flown by since. A delay can also unintentionally communicate that the introduction isn’t that important to you or you have no urgency.

Work on the relationship – not the transaction: Don’t outsmart yourself and determine who is ‘worth your time’. Even the person who doesn’t appear to be a ‘perfect’ connection might have the next perfect introduction for you based on your conversation. Networking and introductions are organic, not formulaic.

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Thanks for reading!
Carey Sue

 


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