What is the best way to connect people?

If you know two people who should know each other, it can be a goodwill business move to connect them. But how? Connecting people in person is ideal, but it can be unrealistic when location and time constraints come into play.

In his latest blog post, I want you to meet blank, Luke Mysse (who presented “Who’s the Boss” at CFC in Denver) shares how he uses email to connect people in his network. He says:

So, what is the best way to connect people? Well, face-to-face is the most personal approach, but also the most time-consuming. That’s why I love email for this purpose. It’s the quick and perfect way to connect people. Here’s how to share the love amongst members of your network:

  1. Send one email to both versus sending separate emails. It takes less time and gets you out of the way sooner.
  2. Include a little blurb about each person, perhaps how you met or brag about a project you did together or a service they provided. It’s your stamp of approval.
  3. Include both parties contact info so they can connect. I like name, email and a phone number. If they have a website, that’s a good tidbit of info to provide too.
  4. Finally, preface that you just wanted them to meet and encourage them to connect. This shows that you are thinking about both parties and shows your value as a “connector.”

Read more here: http://www.lukemysse.com/2010/06/i-want-you-to-meet-blank/