Okay graduates, job seekers, professional networkers or anyone who writes emails– this show is for you. You want to write a killer email to someone you haven’t met. Maybe you’ve been referred to them, maybe this is a cold call to someone you really want to meet. The truth is a cold call or email will very likely be ignored, missed, or, even worse, DISmissed. Ouch. This episode will tell you what you need to know to get noticed and maybe, just maybe, make the person on the other end WANT to talk to you. Just like right now– you WANT to listen to this episode.
The mics were hot when Suzanne and Rachel started chatting away about Mr. Big- turns out he is what inspired the conversation for our last show, “At Your Service.” Think about it, SATC super fans- didn’t it make you crazy when our Carrie was at Mr. Big’s beck and call? In what has to be one of Suzanne and Rachel’s shortest conversations ever, they dig in.
We’ve talked a millions times about this over cocktails and for sure on this show: men and women do things differently. What starts off as a conversation about how we use email opens up into a wider discussion of the role women so often take on in service to someone. Yes, it’s cringeworthy listening at times. But today’s episode will help by showing you a new path forward.
Imagine being in a baseball game and going up to bat without having a clue about the situation of the pitcher, the state of the team you’re facing, and what else is happening on the field as you approach the mound. If you did that, you’d risk getting smacked with a curve ball. Well, that’s what happened to us- not on a baseball diamond, but in the rooms where we play OUR ball games. We hope our stories will help you see the bigger game you’re always a part of, whether you realize it or not. That way you’ll hit the ball out of the park every time you’re at bat.
We’re trying a new segment called Hot Mic– where we’re just yackin’ and the tape keeps rolling. We’re talking about whatever’s on our mind at the moment. This time, we share our take on college admissions scandal, where fancy parents paid fancy $$ to falsify documents so their kids would get into fancy places. Spoiler alert: this ain’t just about the benjamins.
Last month Suzanne held “office hours” with a recent Kellogg MBA grad asking for advice on how to stand out meaningfully from her peers at work. The response to that episode was an overwhelming chorus of “TELL US WHAT HAPPENED!” Did she tell the story they uncovered? Did it go well? Is she the CEO yet? Not only do we have Kimberly Nelson’s full report for you, but this time, Rachel and Suzanne double team as they strategize for Kimberly’s next meeting with a very different audience. When they dig in even more, they discover a pretty memorable mantra that Rachel “JUST LOVES!”. You will too. Let us know if you want to make your own office hours appointment! Email firstname.lastname@example.org