Following up can be as easy as sending an e-mail stating, “it was lovely to meet you and I wanted to make sure you had my contact information.” Please don’t hesitate to keep in touch. I’ve had vendors, co-workers and general contacts follow-up using this method and it is amazing how easy it is to add them to my address book.
Occasionally, the contact has e-mailed me just minutes after I’ve hung up the phone with them. Not only has this impressed me, but it makes me more likely to reach out to this person in the future.
This practice, has made me think about how easy it would be to begin this practice with people I meet at networking events and in general, not just professional contacts. I am more likely to remember people if I’ve met them more than once, even if it isn’t in person, and I hope the same rings true for those I meet.