Hot Tip #1
Use “The 3rd Person Effect In the dating world, single people will often use a friend as a wingman to get an introduction to someone they’re interested in meeting. In a networking situation, a professional can also have a friend introduce them to another professional. Your credibility goes through the roof when another person introduces you. This phenomenon is called the 3rd person effect. By learning this concept effectively, you’ll be able to land jobs that seemed impossible and discover opportunities you didn’t even know about. The next time you go to a networking event, bring a friend and team up. Tell your friend whom you would like to meet at the conference and vice versa. Approach your friend’s desired connections. After a lovely conversation, offer to introduce them to your amazing friend!
The conversation might sound something like this:
You: Have you met Alex St. John?The Marketing Director of XYZ Company: No.You: OMG, hold on, you must meet him…
You can also use the 3rd person effect if you’re networking online through LinkedIn.
Message someone who is a 1st person LinkedIn connection to introduce you to your 2nd person connection.