How to make a great second impression
Post on 12-Feb-2017
How to follow up a new contact
So you have nailed the first impression, but now you need to follow up and get in for round two.
Here are 6 tips to help turn that initial meet and greet into a long term business relationship.
Connect with them on LinkedIn or follow them on Twitter shortly after the first meeting.
Arrange a time to meet again face to face. This catch-up allows you to get to know them and their business better.
If you have connections that would appreciate being introduced to your new contact, arrange introductions.
Handwrite a personal note thanking them for their time. Its old-fashioned but its a nice touch that will make you stand out.
Congratulate them on their success when you see their activity on social media theyll appreciate your interest.
Dont only contact them when you want something. Check in with them for no reason and show your genuine interest.
A first impression is important but if you dont follow up the right way it means nothing. Its the relationship building afterwards that will build you career!.