I get a lot of emails from people who are introducing themselves or introducing others. I also get a lot of LinkedIn invitations.
Many of them are not put together well, or the responses are not put together well.
Here are THREE of my favorite posts where I talk about how to introduce someone, or yourself:
Job Search and Networking Introductions (January 28, 2009) – how to introduce yourself and ask for help.
Introductions gone bad… (January 11, 2007) – thoughts on how to write that initial email introduction.
Solution to Introductions gone bad… ? (January 12, 2007) – how to respond to an introduction from someone else.
Those posts are old, but the ideas are not too shabby!
(Shoudn’t they teach this stuff in college??)