Introduction Cheat Code

When someone offers to make an introduction on my behalf or - as is more often the case - I ask someone to make an introduction on my behalf, I often write the intro email myself and email it to the introducer, suggesting that they use it as a template.

I do this because:

  • It lets me control the message somewhat and ensure that it is short/accurate.
  • It saves the introducer a few minutes of writing.
  • It just seems like the right thing to do, even though people don't usually expect it.

Do it.  People will use it.  And you'll be glad they did.