Reaching out is hard and rejections can get you down.
Here’s a trick to having more succes from asking people for something:
The Small intro technique!
Goes like this:
Ask for something tiny first, and keep the conversation going from there.
Asking for an in person meeting is huge and you’re likely to get rejected. Asking them to answer a question on email is much more likely. From there you keep the conversation going.
Studies show they’re now more likely to agree to a bigger commitment, yay!