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There was a similar question about it here, but the answer was "If you are writing to someone but you have never met them then it wouldn't be. Here are examples of the wrong way and the right way to respond to an email intro. The Wrong Way: Nice to meet you Eric. I'd love to steal. I hate to criticize, but if you use the phrase “nice to e-meet you” in an email to me, I will trash your message, slip on a five-pound boot and punt.
One is a standard phrase, the other is a little more thoughtful. You seem quite happy. Common Ground Reference This component adds a sentence about what you enjoyed about the meeting and what you have in common with those you met with.
It has three primary benefits: This will likely cause the other person to perceive you as caring, thoughtful, and attentive. People are attracted to positivity. By highlighting a positive element of the meeting, those you met with are likely to have a better opinion of you and think of the meeting as a success.
It’s nice to meet you. – International Ops
Common ground is the source of all connection, and this component allows you to establish that common ground quickly. I enjoyed our meeting very much, and was particularly intrigued by your passion for tea. I look forward to meeting you again. Use this section to sum up all commitments given and received.
This will underscore the productivity of the meeting and create confidence that you are going to follow through.
In addition, this component also creates an informal agreement that the other party will follow through as well. For a powerful way of leveraging these commitments and other vital sources of meeting informationclick here to learn about Meeting Debriefs.
I enjoyed it very much, and was particularly intrigued by your passion for tea. Besides getting to know you a lot better, there are three key takeaways from our meeting: We agreed to meet next week to discuss how we could work together to overcome this challenge.
I offered to introduce you to Riviera Partners, one of the top engineering recruitment firms in Silicon Valley. If you feel I left out any other important aspects of our conversation, please let me know. Again, I enjoyed our meeting very much and look forward to meeting you again next week.
But at the end of the day, keep this in mind: The answer is dictated by who the Step 2 e-mail was actually written to.
In this case, Pat. The e-mail was to Pat and since Pat is the one who Jen wants to meet, Jen now needs to wait patiently for a reply. My usual rule of thumb is 3 days. After all, Pat is a busy CEO at a crayon company. Regardless of who responds, the same rules apply… do not CC Bob. BCC Bob, thank him for the introduction and suggest specific times and dates for a follow up.
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Bob BCCd to spare your inbox, thank you for the introduction. Pat, It is a pleasure to meet you via e-mail. Bob spoke highly of you when I met with him last week. I would like to explain my business and hear your thoughts on the crayon industry. If neither of those work, perhaps you can suggest an alternate 30 minute time slot?
Thank you in advance for your time, Jen The above format achieves two things. First it removes Bob from your ongoing back and forth e-mails.
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Be direct but polite. If the introduction is warm, you know that Pat already said yes to connecting, suggesting times now helps reduce the back and forth of scheduling.
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This formula has worked well for me in the past.