I was listening to a podcast recently that started with, “what is the one thing that no one is asking you that you feel like they should.”
As I thought about it, I realized that no one ever asks how I consistently build my network without burning out.
My answer would be systems and templates.
Burnout usually happens when you’re doing unfulfilling work without the prospect of growth or the attachment of a big why.
You might not realize it, but if you’re in the service-based industry, you repeat yourself WAY more than you think… and that’s a super easy cause for burnout that you can totally get rid of in just a few minutes.
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Even though writing an email doesn’t take that long, it’s still using brain power that you don’t need to be using and when you have to think about it, you risk falling victim to the “I don’t feel like it syndrome”.
… and the less you have to think, the more likely you are to do it.
I went to an event where I met five new contacts.
The next morning, I wasn’t in the mood to follow-up but I added them to Contactually and the email I use to invite people to a one on one popped up and I just had to confirm and send.
Templates bulletproof your networking strategy so you beat the “I don’t feel like it”.
So, here are the must have text and email templates for following up and building your network:
1. Following Up After Meeting Someone New
First things first, the most important follow-up you can have is the one you use right after you meet someone new.
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No one gets excited about following up, so making it systematic will make it easier.
The follow-up email that I use has an 85.71% response rate (yes, you read that right — response rate, not just open rate).
2. Here’s what happens Next…
You can just thank me now for the amount of time I’m about to save you AND for the level of customer service you’re about to give your people.
If you adopt one thing, let it be this…
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