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Talk to Strangers: How Everyday, Random Encounters Can Expand Your Business, Career, Income, and Life by David Topus

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Chapter at a Glance

  • Follow up within a day or two via e-mail or voice mail, unless a time is already set to call or meet again.
  • Reference the meeting in the subject line, comment that you enjoyed the conversation, and recap whatever topic or idea was discussed in the initial encounter.
  • Ask for what you want—be it a follow-up meeting, a chance to make a proposal, the names of key contacts, or information per whatever you discussed in the initial conversation.
  • If a response comes, reply accordingly and keep things moving forward.
  • If you don’t receive a reply after two days, send another e-mail asking if the first one was received and if he or she needs anything else from you.
  • If there’s still no reply, call to assess the situation.

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