“Make it clear you have no expectations. You get extra points for empathy. Too many people reach out with an extraordinary level of entitlement: free things, introductions, a lot of time. Show an awareness of their circumstances.” Laura Vanderkam

“Set yourself apart as someone worth knowing.”

“Make it clear you are credible.”

“Offer value. Demonstrate how you can help.”

“Highlight what makes you interesting. Successful people like connecting to other interesting people. Because it’s fun.”

“Position yourself as a peer who is notable in your own right.”

“Make it clear you have no expectations. You get extra points for empathy. Too many people reach out with an extraordinary level of entitlement: free things, introductions, a lot of time. Show an awareness of their circumstances.”

Source: Before Breakfast – Reach out to someone you admire | Listen via Stitcher for Podcasts

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I'm a graphic designer (portfolio), classical pianist and artist in Baltimore, MD. I host the Uncanny Creativity Podcast helping to demystify the creative process and creator of Funlooksfun.com, an online shop for apparel and games. Twitter: @sketchee

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