What does it mean?

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New answer on Mar 26, 2021
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Anonymous A asked on Mar 25, 2021

Hello everybody,

I am networking aggressively and I got a reply from Partner but not sure what does it mean? Can anybody please explain to me what does it mean?

"Dear XXX,

Thanks a lot for reaching out.

I am copying in my colleague A who is a core leader in our practice and also a XXX by background. Propose for the two of you to find the time."

I did not understand the last sentence "Propose for the two of you to find the time". Is he asking me to talk to A or is he asking me to talk to A and find the time slot on which I and Partner can talk?

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Ian
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replied on Mar 25, 2021
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Hi there,

This is great! Well done...you've just successfully networked :)

You need to reply all and say something like the following:

"[Partner Name] (moving to bcc),

Thank you very much for your time and putting me in touch with [Person A].

[Person A], please let me know when works best for you. I am very flexible and can work around your schedule preferences. In general, any of the following days/times work well for me [be expansive/broad].

Thank you again [Partner Name] and looking forward to speaking with you [Person A].

Best,

[Your Name]"

Good luck!

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Allen
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replied on Mar 25, 2021
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Hi there,

He is proposing that the two of you find a mutually agreeable time to connect. [I] Propose for the two of you to find the time [to connect].

The next step is for you to thank him, express your interest in speaking to A, propose a few date/time options over the next few weeks, and then ask A to suggest alternates if none of those are convenient.

Hope this helps,

Allen

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Ken
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replied on Mar 25, 2021
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He is asking you to speak with his colleague A. It's great news as he's helping you broaden your network (and support) within the firm!

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Denis
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replied on Mar 25, 2021
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Thank the partner and rach out to the colleague. Since it is a command by the partner, he has no choice but to talk to you :)

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Adi
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replied on Mar 25, 2021
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He is asking the two of you (you and colleague A) to find time have a chat and discuss.

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Gaurav
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replied on Mar 26, 2021
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Hello there!

Great networking experience!

The next thing for you to do is to schedule a meeting with Partner B. Ian has an excellent example of how you can do it the best way!

GB

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Clara
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replied on Mar 25, 2021
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Hello!

He is indicating you to connect with the collage. That is good news!

Cheers,

Clara

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Francesco
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Hi there,

I agree with the other comments, you can reach out to A and organize a chat with him/her.

I think Ian nailed a great email reply to use ;)

Best,

Francesco

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Torben
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updated an answer on Mar 25, 2021
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Agree with what has been said before. My proposal for you:

- send an email to both thanking the partner for the connection and indicate that you will contact the manager to find a slot

- send a separate mail to the manager, referring to the other conversation

Best,
Torben

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