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12 TEMPLATES FOR FOLLOW UP EMAILS AFTER A MEETING, CONFERENCE, AND MORE

Networking is tough. But it doesn't have to be.

We have some insider tips to make networking less painful and to create real value for our connections so we can develop meaningful relationships.

Let’s stop the BS, and start creating conversations that matter by sending effective follow up emails.

Follow Up Email Subject Lines

Part One

Before we get into our 12 templates, let's review subject lines.

We've spent some time exploring subject lines that influence people to open. With that data in mind, below are some email subject lines that we can use for our next follow up email after a networking event, business meeting, conference, or meeting someone.

12 Follow Up Email Templates

Part Two

Use Case: After A Conference Or Event

We should be useful and add value before expecting something out of our new connections. Use this follow up email template after meeting someone to demonstrate that value: 

Here's another example of a follow up email to send after meeting someone at an event:

 

Use Case: To Ask For A Meeting

Looking to move a relationship along to the point of actually meeting the person? Perhaps the following template can help.

Are you coming from out of town and want to make the most of your visit by meeting with someone key in that area? Try a template like so:

 

Use Case: Follow Up To The Follow Up Meeting Request 

If we never get a response to our initial meeting request, it’s possible our email just got lost in individual’s inbox. In situations like this, sometimes a “quick reminder” email template is best. 

Use Case: To Promote Your Business Or Service

 

Use Case: After A Cold Ask

We all need a little help from our friends. Sometimes we need help from those who aren’t friends too. When we receive no response after sending a cold email asking for a favor, we can send the following email template:

Use Case: Thank You Email After Meeting

In thank you emails, it’s important to describe concrete results that our contact helped us achieve, and express why that result is meaningful.

Another rule is to pay it forward. In return for their help, we can provide something valuable to our contact in the form of an introduction or a relevant resource to demonstrate our gratitude and that this is not a one-way relationship.

Use Case: Asking For An Introduction

Let’s say the person we’re networking with is of value because of someone else in their network - specifically, someone we want to know. To get introduced to this valuable contact, it’s often best to go through a referral introduction through the person we just met.

Use Case: After Business Meeting 

Every email we send is a reflection of us, so when we send these follow up emails after a business meeting, we should ensure that they are as useful as possible. Here are a few templates for an effective follow up email after a business meeting:

After a long meeting, it’s often worth making a few notable accomplishments known to all. This can help keep the team motivated while showing you care enough to follow up to recognize their achievements:

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