Yesterday I was running between meetings and I had seen an introduction exchange that I had facilitated come through my inbox. Great, they’re following up. And then I saw a 3rd email name on the exchange I didn’t quite recognize. So I clicked into the emails on my phone and realized OH CRAP I USED THE WRONG EMAIL ADDRESS. It wasn’t that bad, I introduced two friends because one is interested in a position at the other’s company. But I used my friend’s old work email where he’s no longer employed.
Luckily the email was being forwarded to the company admin who is the one that responded and forwarded the exchange to his personal email. This all happened in a 2 day period, so it’s not a big deal. But this is a great example of why you need to follow-up AGAIN with someone.
If I had received an email from my friend in the next couple of days asking if I’d had a chance to forward the introduction, I would have said I had, then looked and realized what happened. Instead of him thinking that I’m all talk and no follow through (geeze, that’d be bad for my brand).
Human error is part of the equation folks, and this is your friendly reminder to give the benefit of the doubt, and make sure you follow-up again.