Based on my experience, the best way to introduce two people on-line is as follows.
- Get permission from both people to make the introduction
- Send an email to both people
Get permission from both people
Before you make an email intro, make sure that both people agree to it!
This is called a double opt-in email introduction. Read more about why this is important here.
Send an email to both people
Use a subject such as, “Person A, meet Person B.”
In the body, I like to 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 each other because XXX.
It is courteous for the first responder to Reply-to-All but move the introducer to BCC. For example, if I introduced Dan and Amanda, then I would like to see their first message blind carbon copy (BCC) me.
Nick – thanks for the introduction! Moving you to BCC.
Amanda – I live near the XXX – maybe we could meet up for coffee sometime? Give me a call… Dan
If I do not get included in the initial reply back, it could be my last introduction for those people.
Why do I want this? Because I am nosy. That is the main reason.
UPDATED 2019-09-01 to include info on double opt-in preference
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