30 CEOs Reveal the Daily Habits Responsible for Their Success continued, albeit after a brief hiatus.
VII. Never be afraid to email someone who is “too big.”
“Most people are accommodating and open, as long as you are clear about your needs and what you have to offer.”
–Kegan Schouwenburg, CEO of SOLS, a 3D-printing technology company
Sometimes, the way up is to reach-up.
This could be looked at as a calculated cold call. In a way it is, but that is not the intent. I know my hackles go up when the phone rings, sometimes from a blocked number, or an unknown nameless number.
Whic is why you need to be absolutely transparent to your authentic needs and clear as to your purpose. Write the email with theses intentions in mind.
Who have you reached up to in the past?
And just as importantly, who has reached up to you?