Not so many of us have the heart to jump onto a stranger and start a conversation.
We could probably be a little less distressed to ask for a small help, but when it’s down to laying a foundation for friendship, it could be a cold-blooded massacre.
Writing a cold DM to a stranger on social media is not far in retrospect.
But it could open new doors to friendships, partnerships, relationships, jobs, sales, and so on.
But it starts with a first step, the first DM.
And that’s where the work’s hard.
When you set to write a DM to a stranger, depending on your purpose of writing, questions like how do I start springs.
You begin to wonder how to say the words you want to say in a way that would make them reply.
You begin to wonder how to place your compliment genuinely so it won’t sound flattery.
In this article, you’ll learn just how to be worry-free and write extremely polite DMs that get you what you want.
1) Introduce Yourself
This is where it starts.
A brief talk about you.
You’re gentle and nice, you don’t like sticking your nose outside the window, you don’t like to bore other people, and you’re honest as much as you love honest people.
You won’t tell all these about yourself, but that is how you should introduce yourself: Gentle and kind, brief and honest.
There’s no need to labor over how you write your introduction. You’ve got a name and a thing that you do, that’s your intro.
As simple as:
“My name is Thomas Jefferson. I am a copywriter here at Dixcover Technologies.
“I am Helen Daniels. I am a Digital Marketer, Copywriter, and Digital Strategist.”
Cut out the hundreds of years you’ve been writing copies or the number of amazing clients you’ve worked with.
A time will come for that, but in your first DM, you want to sound as cool and as casual as possible.
Too much portfolio here makes you look like one of those other a** holes.
2) What Piqued Your Interest?
It’s going to be in your interest and the interest of your receiver to keep your message short and punchy.
Without rambling, what you do next is commend on what piqued your interest about the person you are writing to.
Genuine compliments can get people to smile genuinely and they can open doors for you.
Giving a genuine compliment has nothing to do with your character or honesty. It has nothing to do with your sanity or insanity.
Many times we have seen truthful compliments taken for flattery. And many times we have seen players and tricksters who make people grin with their art.
There’s a simple art to it, and here’s it:
Be specific with your compliment.
I love your hair is not a great compliment. Telling what you love about the hair is.
Don’t commend the way they do their business. Commend the hard work they put into bringing the most sought-after speakers on their podcast.
Don’t commend their entire marketing strategies. commend their intelligent mix of science and psychology in their recent marketing video.
Be specific. There’s truth in specificity. It tells the people you contact that you know them and that you mean what you said.
Lastly, it’s time to ask for the meeting, the connection, or whatever you want.
Not every DM you send requires a reaction. You might want to reach out purely for compliment purposes. That’s fine. You can skip this step.
If your DM requires a reaction from the other end, you must make your ask as natural and polite as possible. It should contain a clear and simple reason why you want to meet or connect.
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These aren’t terrific examples. The keyword, however, is to keep it simple.
Writing a DM to a stranger might not be the sexiest thing to do in the world. But it’s a beautiful way to make new friends and attract amazing people into your cycle.
You don’t have to over-decorate your DM with grammar and powerful techniques like sales pitches.
it’s a conversation, and you should enjoy starting it.
Remember it’s nothing more than a short introduction, a specific compliment about what piqued your interest, and a polite ask.