This is the third post in the series of four looking at Networking and Referrals. The series is based on a presentation by Ron Gibson of Go Networking that I recently attended.
Today’s post will look at a simple but effective method of reconnecting with old clients, past friends or anyone who you have had a relationship with in the past.
Simple send a message via text / sms / or any instant messenger service (facebook messenger, direct message in twitter or through linkedin). The message should look like the following:
How are you? I hope things are going okay for you.
Just touching base to see if you would like a cup of coffee and to swap updates on what we are doing.
Let me know if you are keen?
Just replace Joe with the name of the person you are trying to reconnect with and John Smith with your name and you are set to go.
While quite simple and straight forward, you will find this is a very effective way to reconnect with old contacts and you may be surprised how quickly the process works.