Add e-Troductions to Your Networking Mix

Anyone who knows me knows that I am big on making strategic introductions for people. I have a large network and like to make introductions that can help others, with no intent on helping myself.I was very excited to read this post on CultureSmith Consulting by Cheryl Smith. Go read it and then come back; I’ll wait.Thanks for coming back.Now I think you have been making e-troductions via Twitter, Facebook, your own blog, etc. for a while now, but just didn’t know what to call it. As Cheryl mentioned, e-troductions are easy to make and can be very beneficial to the two parties that are being introduced. While the parties involved benefit from the e-troductions, make no mistake about it, YOU are benefiting as well!How do you benefit? Easy, you are the one making the connection and you have made a lasting business and professional impression upon two or more people; they WILL remember you! It may not come back to you right away and you may not know exactly when it does come back to you, but it will.I also agree with Cheryl that these e-troductions can be easy to make and should be made soon after you think of them while they are fresh in your mind.As with any introduction you personally or professionally make, you are transferring some of your credibility so do so wisely and carefully.Incorporate e-troductions into your networking mix in 2009 and let me know how it goes! Or, if you are interested, let me know who you want to meet and we can work on an e-troduction!

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