The keys to nailing a cold pitch

First off, spell the name of the person to whom you’re pitching correctly. Then follow the example of a top-notch pitcher who got everything right.

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Hi Lindsay!

Oh! Not only did she use my name, but she spelled it correctly.

I’m a big fan of the Spin Sucks blog, and I’d like to start doing some guest blogging of my own. My Pitch: I would like to create a piece on ways to stay sane while working remote/in a virtual office. I read a post Gini did awhile back on the benefits she experienced when moving to a virtual office, so I’m sure you’re all aware of the flipside and some of the pain points of working remote as well. As more and more people are moving to jobs that allow them to work from anywhere, I would bet a lot of your readers are experiencing similar issues that I hope I can help address.

She delivers a solid idea, well thought out, and references one of Gini’s past blog posts. This shows she’s done her research, and is the type of thinker who says, “Hey, how can I add to this conversation, without repeating what’s already been said.”

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