How to introduce a professional colleague effectively!

18 May 2019 Victoria Butt

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Have you been asked to make an introduction to someone and unsure how to approach it which will set them both up for success? Too busy to spend too long thinking about it? What is the appropriate tone? Do I call first?

The important aspect to get right is highlighting the benefit of the introduction for both parties. Therefore, whenever I am asked to introduce someone, I will question what they would like to achieve and what they can contribute. This is not always easy for someone to articulate however I request it before making the introduction to ensure the meeting is set up to be a success.

Below is a succinct and highly effective introduction template:

I hope this template can provide some assistance when you are introducing your fellow colleagues and friends to a great new contact!

Victoria Butt is the Managing Director and Founder of Parity Consulting, recruitment experts in Product, Marketing, Communications and Digital – creating parity by investing in ALL relationships. An avid shark diver and lover of wine, professionally Victoria’s passionate about leadership, inclusion and diversity in the workplace and empowering women, in particular women looking to return to work after having children.

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