“This post is not what have you done for me but for everyone you deal with in your day.”
People completely forget about the other persons busy schedule, life problems, struggles, challenges and other things. Consider offering a benefit or some valuable reason for the person you want to chat with you in person.
When you are influential, it feels like everyone is always asking for something. Ramit Sethi recommends something that has worked for me and countless of others: always focus on how you provide value and help them. He shares the actual email he used to get bestselling authors and famous celebrities to contribute to an ebook he put together, and provides an analysis of why it was so successful.
In this post, John Corcoran shares five tips for how you can use email effectively to get the attention of any busy VIP, whether it’s a successful entrepreneur, a potential boss, a girl you like, or just someone you want to get to know.
“These are the tactics that have worked for me, and that have worked the best on me, and I’m fairly confident that if you used them with me or anyone else who has some form of online presence you’d get a good result.”
Ryan Holiday recommends that you adopt the canvas strategy if you are looking to create authentic relationships. The key point? Find and make canvases for other people to paint on.
The canvas strategy involves actively finding outlets for other people – in fact, actually making them better rather than simply looking so.
In this podcast with Tim Ferriss, Ryan Holiday will teach you how to apply canvas strategy to your life.
Remeber: Be Polite!
On email, though, it’s the Wild West. The internet and social media have made it effortless to contact strangers: even many influential people are just a click away. When Adam speaks with influencers, they are often shocked by the everyday rudeness in emails from strangers. What does it take to avoid alienating the very people with whom we’re hoping to connect? Here are nine rules for polite email outreach.