Friday, August 20, 2010

entertainment industry coach question 534: Is it a good idea to establish a mentor relationship with someone through emails?

Absolutely! If you send out a mentor request letter and the mentor agrees, but wishes to answer questions by email, go for it! Many people have trust issues (and rightfully so) as well as time constraints. Through email, they can get to know you on their time line, and as they grow to trust you through the email relationship, in many instances, it blooms into a more personal relationship (phone, coffee meetings, networking parties, etc.)

Be sure that quality of your questions reflect positively on you, and have someone give you feedback before you send out the letter. In this case that person will be me, since you are in my Mentor Elite Program :-)

Congratulations on getting a mentor!

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