How to nail your response to a connection email

by | Sep 5, 2022 | Networking Guide

Want to get more out of your connection emails through Micronet? Look no further! In this post, we will share with you 5 proven tips to help you increase your chances of landing a meeting with every reply to a connection email you send. From establishing a connection to showing flexibility in scheduling, these tips will help you make a lasting impression and secure that meeting.

1. Establish a connection or reference a previous interaction

It’s important to establish a sense of familiarity and provide context for the meeting request. This could be a referral from a mutual connection, or a previous interaction you had with the recipient. Here’s an example:


Great to connect via Scranton Connect! I’ve heard really good things about Dunder Mifflin.


2. Express interest in meeting or chatting

Make it clear that you are motivated to meet and that you want to build a relationship. Here’s an example of that:


It would be awesome to chat a bit and see if there’s any way to be resourceful to each other.


3. Propose specific times for the meeting or availability for scheduling

It’s important to make it easy for the recipient to respond and schedule the meeting. Propose specific times or provide your availability for scheduling. Pro-tip, bullet points are best:


Would you have some time over the next week or so? Here are a few potential times that work for me:

  • Tuesday (7/5) 1PM or 3PM
  • Friday (7/8) Anytime in the AM
  • Monday (7/11) 9AM

4. Show flexibility in scheduling

Indicate that you are open to working around the recipient’s schedule if the proposed times do not work. This shows that you are willing to accommodate the recipient’s schedule and makes it more likely that they will agree to the meeting. Here’s an example:


Happy to work around your schedule if none of those work.


5. Use a friendly, informal tone

Keep the tone of the email friendly and informal. Avoid being too formal as it could make the email less approachable, and more likely that the recipient will respond positively. Closing your email with a friendly sign off is a great way to do this:


Hope to connect!



In conclusion, sending an effective reply to connection emails is key to building professional relationships and landing meetings. By following these 5 tips, you can increase your chances of making a great impression and securing a meeting with your potential connections. Remember to establish a connection or reference a previous interaction, express interest in meeting or chatting, propose specific times for the meeting or availability for scheduling, show flexibility in scheduling, and use a friendly, informal tone throughout the email. With these strategies in mind, you’ll be on your way to building valuable connections and reaching your goals.