Awesome contact 1, meet awesome contact 2.
OK, introducing two of your favorite contacts takes a little more skill than that. First, make sure both parties are OK with having the intro made ( here are our tips for that ).
If so? Use this email template to introduce them quickly and easily. Your work is done!
Intro: [name 1] from [company 1] // [name 2] from [company 2]
Hi [name 1],
Thanks so much for agreeing to talk to [name 2] about [context: e.g., her job search, what it’s like to be in your field]. I’ve copied him/her on this email so you can connect directly for [a short call / coffee meeting / drinks].
[Name 2], as I mentioned, [name 1] is [most flattering one-line description of your contact you can think of while still being truthful: e.g., “is the best sales person I know” or “is a true expert in the industry, and should be very useful”].
I’ll let you two take it from here.
- If someone asks you to make an intro you aren’t comfortable with, give yourself permission to say no. You don’t have to do every favor that’s asked of you. If a junior peer comes asking you to intro her to every senior exec you know—be polite, but don’t feel bad turning her down.
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Alex is a Founder of The Muse, where she focuses on the product, engineering, and operations of the fast-growing business. Her book The New Rules of Work, written with her co-founder Kathryn, comes out in April 2017. Outside the office, Alex can be found on her road bike or deep in a book. She also loves productivity hacks more than candy.More from this Author