Making a Professional Introduction: An Email Template


OK, introducing two of your favorite contacts takes a little more skill than that. First, make sure both parties are OK with having the intro made (here are our tips for that).

If so? Use this email template to introduce them quickly and easily. Your work is done!



Subject

Intro: [name 1] from [company 1] // [name 2] from [company 2]



Body

Hi [name 1],

Thanks so much for agreeing to talk to [name 2] about [context: e.g., her job search, what it’s like to be in your field]. I’ve copied him/her on this email so you can connect directly for [a short call / coffee meeting / drinks].

[Name 2], as I mentioned, [name 1] is [most flattering one-line description of your contact you can think of while still being truthful: e.g., “is the best sales person I know” or “is a true expert in the industry, and should be very useful”].

I’ll let you two take it from here.

Best,

[Your name]



Pro Tip

If someone asks you to make an intro you aren’t comfortable with, give yourself permission to say no. You don’t have to do every favor that’s asked of you. If a junior peer comes asking you to intro her to every senior exec you know—be polite, but don’t feel bad turning her down.

If someone asks you to make an intro you aren’t comfortable with, give yourself permission to say no.