24 hours

I keep wondering what people are getting at when they put a huge effort into shaking hands, making conversation and swapping business cards and then disappear off the face of the earth.

Almost as bad is following up days or weeks later to say how nice it was to meet.  By choosing to (re)start your conversation weeks down the line when you have the option to do it within 24 hours you’re communicating that lots of other things are more important to you.  This conversation is low on your list.

That may be right.  Just be clear that it is a decision.

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One Response to 24 hours

  1. ASG says:

    maybe…but on the other hand, perhaps they’re trying to avoid coming across as too pushy. personally, i think an email follow-up within 3-4 days is about right.

    however, i concede that the appropriate interval depends from person to person…

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