In the spirit of the New Year, we hosted a #relationshipcapital Twitter chat about how to reconnect with your network contacts. From keeping your outreach interesting to avoiding being a pest, here are some of the best responses from our participants.
1. Do you take advantage of the holidays and New Year as a time to reconnect with people?
@GaryBelsky: Go for a reminder of how they’ve helped YOU. That primes them to help some more.
@likeitsmyjob: Holiday cards are a great way to slip in a reminder to your contact about meeting soon for coffee…or eggnog.
2: How do you check in without being a nudge?
@davidhain: Relationships need to be two-way. Some people who automate don’t get that!
3. What do you use to reach out (email, phone, etc.)?
4: How do you make your outreach interesting?
5: Do you prefer to reach out before or after the New Year?
@ConnectLeader: I would tend to reconnect before the New Year. Good time for Holiday cheer, etc.
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