I have many contacts from years ago. Can I still contact them?

A question we get a lot at Networking Coach from our audiences (whether we do a session about online or offline networking) is: “I haven’t been in touch for years with some people. Can I still contact them?”

Yes, you can always reconnect with them. Don’t feel bad that it is from such a long time ago. They didn’t take action either. They probably have the same hesitation as you do.

When you reconnect with them, always make your message personal. Refer to the time you spent together, the projects you worked on or the time in college. Use the name in your invitation message you were known by the time you knew them. This especially applies to women who now go by the name of their husband.

To your success !

Jan

PS: in the book “Let’s Connect!” you will find many more networking tips. You can download a free light version of the networking book Let’s Connect in English (or het netwerk boek Let’s Connect in Dutch)

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