Should you email a complete stranger?
Have you ever reached out to a complete stranger that you professionally admire? The better question is, should you?
No, I haven’t, but I definitely think one should! A couple of days ago a 19 year old UK aspiring-pr girl emailed me out of the blue. She had an interview at a university and was looking for advice on how to stand out.
I could say ‘be yourself’ and call it a day, but that’s not my style. So I tried to answer her question the best I could. And after I hit ‘send’, I thought wow, I like her balls! I mean really, to her maybe it was nothing drafting out an email to little old me, but at 19 years-old I wouldn’t have had the guts to do it.
I still rethink things when it comes to emailing a client about something. But the truth is, this girl is onto something. Our boss ladies are more accessible now than ever, and I think it’s great to take advantage of it.
Not to mention I was totally flattered. So yes, draft out that not or question and send it through with a catchy subject line!
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