Writing a ‘cold’ email always feels hard. Even the word in that context is onomatopoeic – “COLD“. Like something you spat out. It just sounds so…mean.
As I’ve discussed, big shots in your industry can get 1000’s of emails a day. So how on earth is yours going to stand out?
One solution is to warm that person up first. And the easiest and most fun method?
(No, not breaking into their office then forcing a snuggle)
Commenting on their blogs.
But if you think you can just post a smiley and be done with it, I have some advice that will serve you far better than any emoticon. And also – a confession. All in the new networking video:
The best kind of compliment you can give on a blog,
is ‘You Transformed Me And Here Are The Results’
Over To You
So, what’s the best comment you’ve ever received on your blog? Go ahead! Share the glory! Or if you don’t have one – have you ever left someone a comment that’s had a rave response?
Let me know in the comments below.
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xx (Yes Yes) Marsha
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