We all get comfortable using email to introduce ourselves to people we find compelling or share common business interests with. It is a quick and painless way to connect with people all over the world. But with the influx of email in everyone’s inbox these days, as an alternative, why don’t you try picking up the phone?
In this episode, I cover some tips for phone networking so that you:
- Know how to professionally and quickly get to the point of the call
- Respect the other person’s time
- Make sure it is a mutually beneficial conversation
It is about 4 minutes long, and you can listen or download it here.
I certainly don’t advocate dispensing with email altogether. I couldn’t live without it. But every once in awhile, to make a more personal connection, pick up the phone!
What are your thoughts about phone vs. email for initial introductions?