What is a good title for a cold introduction email? On the bench, trying to network within my org.

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Hello from the other side. I must have called a thousand times.

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Introduce yourself as a Nigerian prince who needs their help. Graciously offer to share some of this fortune in return.

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Hahaha is this in regard to the ops call that just happened? Or you prefer to call instead of email?

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What is the purpose of the email?
Are you looking a new project? Make the subject about your availability.
Are you just making random intros? This is a bit weird in email and better suited for social gatherings or networking.

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^ follow one of those spam emails you get

In all seriousness, I've titled my emails "Intro", "Practice Internal Initiatives", etc. either saying I have some availability and want to help out, or ask if they have time for coffee.

It feels odd in an email, but I feel a phone call would catch someone off guard. These folks are all over the place, not likely that I'd be able to meet them at a social gathering. They are directors and above. Purpose is to network, learn who is out there and what they can do, and get a some work done.

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Getting a week on the bench between clients 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼

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Any tips on sending those "I'm on the bench, got anything?" Emails to your network? Always feels awkward to me but I wonder if it's just my phrasing that's awkward lol

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