I mentioned a few weeks ago that I’ve been getting a lot of requests to “pick my brain” lately. And what I thought was a summer thing has turned into a fall activity for folks as well. I’m always happy to talk to other people, and if you have the courage or inclination to ask for a meeting, I’m not going to say no. BUT make sure you tell me what’s going on.
Yesterday I got an email asking to talk to me for 15-20 minutes about a product this company is working on they think I’m a target market for. Sure, happy to help a cool sounding start-up.
Today I got an email from someone asking to setup time to chat. We’re connected through a LinkedIn group- which is great, but let’s be a bit more specific. A one sentence vague email, not as eager to get stuck on the phone here. I’m sure it’ll end up being fine, but remember to be specific in your requests.