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How often do you refer people to others? What do you consider before you do so?

I love referring people to others, and I see it as a very important social practice—spreading knowledge, resources and abilities of trusted people to others!

The power of referrals is usually strong, and many people use it because of its halo effect: If I trust you I would assume your friends can be trusted as well.

But what happens when a friend “fails” and refers me to an untrustworthy or problematic person?
I am not sure I will immediately trust my friend’s referrals in the future.

Making connections between people should be something you think about before doing.

Nobody ever really teaches us how to do it.

This is why I prepared leading questions for you to answer and think about before you refer people to others!

1) Do you trust that friend?

2) Can the connection really work?

3) Set expectations in advance.

4) State the WHY when connecting others.

5) Ask people who they would like to meet.

 

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Yours,

Lirone

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