PRIMARY OBJECTIVE: Increase Content Exposure & Engagement
KEY TAKE AWAY: Expand your reach and audience
VIDEO TIME: n/a
READ TIME: 1 minute
NEXT STEP: Track results, follow up with contacts, respond to feedback
CATEGORY: Getting Started
Personalize your message:
Address each person individually rather than sending a generic message. This shows that you value their opinion and are genuinely interested in their feedback.
Explain the context:
Briefly introduce the article you’ve written and explain why you believe their perspective would be valuable. Let them know why their opinion matters to you and how it could contribute to the article’s quality.
Be specific about what you’re asking for:
Clearly state that you would appreciate their support by reading the article and providing comments or feedback. You can ask for their thoughts on the content, suggestions for improvement, or any specific areas they might have expertise in.
Provide necessary details:
Include a link to the article or attach it to your message, making it easily accessible for them to read. Specify any deadlines if you have a time constraint or if you plan to submit the article for publication.
Thank them in advance for taking the time to read and comment on your article. Acknowledge their busy schedules and emphasize that you value their input.
Follow up politely:
If you don’t receive a response within a reasonable time frame, it’s okay to send a polite follow-up message. However, avoid being pushy or demanding, as people may have their own commitments and may not be able to respond immediately.
Here’s an example message:
I hope this message finds you well. I wanted to reach out and share an article I recently wrote on [topic]. Given your expertise in [relevant field] and the insightful perspectives you often provide, I thought you might find it interesting.
[Include a brief summary of the article or its main points.]
I would greatly appreciate it if you could spare a few minutes to read the article and provide your comments or feedback. Your thoughts and suggestions would be immensely valuable to me and could significantly enhance the quality of the piece. Here is the link to the article: [insert link or attach the article].
If possible, I would be grateful to receive your feedback by [mention a deadline if applicable]. However, I understand that you may have prior commitments and might not be able to respond immediately. Your input, whenever you’re able to provide it, would be sincerely appreciated.
Thank you very much for your time and consideration. Your support means a lot to me, and I genuinely value your opinion. If you have any questions or need further information, please don’t hesitate to let me know.
Warm regards, [Your Name]”
Remember, it’s essential to build and maintain strong relationships with your circle of influence, so be considerate of their time and expertise.