Successful people are just people. They respond to the same things that everyone responds to: they like to talk about themselves, they have needs to be met and problems to solve, and they want to be in contact with people that can help them. The only difference is that they are often so overwhelmed with communication requests that their filter is much higher.
If you can get through the filters and gatekeepers to one of these people, it’s essential to be ready, focused and brief. Let them know who you are in one sentence, what you want from them in one sentence, and query their interest in one sentence. Provide easy and accurate contact information so that they can respond, and then let them alone.
Contributors: Adam Cole from A Jazz Musician Who Writes Books