Ahhh Ahhhh Ahhh CHOO! God bless you. No need to sneeze it really isn’t as bad as all that you know. Being able to contact people through email without ever knowing them before is a cold contact. Not a way to get sick.
You should always have a subject line, you would be surprised how many people leave this blank. What happens when you get Email with no subject line? See what I mean. It goes into a spam folder almost automatically and if not you ignore it, and so will your potential contact. It should be something to get the recipients interest. Just “Hi” or “Hey” isn’t going to do that. Depending on the situation it could be anything from, “my name is XX I got your email from xxx to discuss” to “I’m writing to you about xxx”. Just something to tell the recipient that you aren’t a BOT.
To actually write the email takes some skill at that point. No we aren’t going to discuss it these are tips here in this blog not full blown seminars, silly reader. OK OK, just the basics then you will need a computer and a keyboard, some power for it, and hmm.. perhaps some coffee to start. OK ready, good now start typing. Oh you meant some specific help. Ok first an introduction something that will let the reader of your email know that you aren’t just blindly email thing. (you aren’t do some research). Then what you are contacting them about, and then a closing just a summary of what you wrote with some helpful bit about wishing them luck with something they are doing or congratulating them on something recent. Your looking to start to build a rapport.
So hows that? No no that’s all you get, have some faith in yourself. Barring that have some more coffee and contact our office for a consultation.