handshake photoOnline introductions are a common practice among people who are trying to network. The first and foremost rule is to ask for permission before sending out a group email.

This prevents you from disclosing personal contact information without permission. Being aware of the receiving party's schedule, being conscientious about communication preferences, and being a good liaison are all important to remember when doing an introduction through email.

Key Takeaways:

  • When it comes to building your network, introductions play an important role.
  • If you’re making introductions the most common way — you might need to stop.
  • For an increasing number of business people, the standard introduction happens over email

“Unless you’re absolutely sure of a person’s schedule, your email might arrive in her inbox at a time when she’s out of the office.”


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