I heard this first from a yoga teacher. In English, we would likely have called it “Advice from a tree” but she is not a native English speaker and she called it a “message” from a tree, which now I like better.
Want to get a meeting with someone who you don’t personally know ? Skip the Dear Sir/Madam email– it’s a long shot in this busy world, so a waste of your time. So, what can you do? It’s simpler than you think: write a compelling and flawless email, and follow up.
There are so many reasons why you might want to meet a stranger. If you’re in sales, you hopefully already know how to do outbound cold calls. If you don’t know, there a is a lot of readily available advice on how to sell something.
But what if what you’re selling is YOU? How do you convince someone to share their valuable time?
A friend asked me to help him write his first article on medium.com. So I did my research and read everything I could find on how to write for Medium. I may be oversimplifying, but I think not. My research can be synthesized into three guidelines:
- Keep your writing simple
- Write to a specific audience
- Engage as an author