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Ways to warm up a cold connection

Portrait of three co-workers discussing business plan in officeWhen a business relationship appears to grow cold, it’s often a simple lapse in communication. So how best to revive a dormant relationship that once was both warm and productive?

The key can be as simple as starting with a phone call. There’s no need to make it a lengthy interchange. Even so, a brief touch back can turn a dormant contact back into warm one once again. And in some cases serendipity works can work in your favor. It’s not uncommon to call a connection you haven’t seen a in while only to hear the person say, “I’m glad you called. I was thinking of calling you.” Here are some ways you can help revive what had once been a productive connection:

  1. Keep it short and sweet. Do you have some news or information that the other person may appreciate? That’s a great reason for a call.
  2. Avoid controversial topics. Has your contact been recently promoted or received an industry award? That’s a great way reason to get back in touch. But avoid potentially contentious topics. Remember, the goal is to reconnect on a positive note!
  3. Share personal news — but not too personal. Avoid overly personal topics that may make the other person uncomfortable. Keep the conversation neutral. Here are some great ways to not overshare.

At Business Central, we value our coworking spaces and culture. Due to the increased opportunity for networking and collaborating with like-minded individuals, rarely do connections go cold in our neck of the woods. In an effort to expand your network, “warm up” to one of your neighbors today and take advantage of the face-to-face interaction our offices provide.