How To Make An Incredible Introduction
All of us are doing our best to cut through the noise and make meaningful connections in this busy world. We at pitch.Me have come up with some tips to help you write a great intro message and to help you connect with someone online who might be able to help you or your business. Just log on to pitch.Me, find someone you want to connect with and then use these tips while writing your initial message.
Cue Steve Martin as Neal Page in Planes, Trains and Automobiles: “When you’re telling these little stories, here’s a good idea: Have a point. It makes it so much more interesting for the listener.” Really. Have a point. Know what you have to offer and hone your message until it is as clear as it possibly can be.
You have a point? Great. Now get to it! Even though pitch.Me gives you unique ways to make connections with anyone who has an electronic device, those people still have a limited amount of time. You have the opportunity to reach out to someone who could be important to your life and your work. Don’t squander it with lengthy introductions and rambling prose. Know what you have to offer. Know what the other person needs. Draw a straight line from one to the other.
This goes for your words but also for your approach. pitch.Me is a perfect example of a platform built for respectful commerce. The fact that you’re using pitch.Me and no longer sending junk emails, making cold calls or, even worse, showing up at someone’s office unannounced is more than half the battle. The rest of the battle is simply to construct your intro message in a courteous and respectful manner.
pitch.Me has added to the battle for attention in many ways. But this is one way that the app has just plain changed it. How would you be supportive to a CEO if you were to send some junk email or make a cold call? Good question. But reaching out to a decider to make a connection on pitch.Me requires you to promise to support his or her charity, to get behind a cause that is near and dear to that person. That increases the likelihood of not only making a connection but also a solid one.
Do your research
Professionals on pitch.Me often times have their social profiles linked to their pitch.Me bio which gives you a peek into a little more about the person you’re trying to reach. In addition to their social profiles, you can also see the charity they’ve selected. Spend a few moments doing some research about that organization and what they stand for. This is a great way to connect more with the person you’re meeting with and possibly learn about a new cause!