My good buddy Nick Gray posted about how to do email introductions. I love introducing the right people. It is cool to know that a person can make a new friend, a deal can go down and other positive things just from an introduction.
Nick suggested this format when introducing two people:
1 Send an email to both people
2 Use a subject such as, “Person A, meet Person B.”
3 In the body, say something like:
Person A, you work at XXX and I met you at XXX. We did this together.
Person B, you like XXX music, you work at XXX and we met at XXX.
I think you two would benefit from knowing eachother because XXX.
That is great but what happens when you are just introduced? Here is my suggested response:
1 Hit reply all.
2 In the body it should look like this:
Thanks sender for the introduction.
Person B (assume you are A) I think what you are doing is XXX.
I think we can benefit from working on XXX.
Can we discuss more next XXX?
The main things I do when introduced are: Thank the sender, compliment other person, recognize why we were introduced and propose next steps to meet. Personal introductions are one of the greatest things a person can give or receive. Treat them wisely.