When to Pre-Draft Emails
I'll be the first to admit it: I'm absolutely obsessed with pre-drafting emails. I first learned this technique from Peter while we were organizing the pilot version of what would become Abundance 360. [rebel] I was waiting to hear back from a designer, and I'd followed up a couple times myself to no avail. Peter called asking about the status of the design assets, and I told him the actions I'd taken and the (lack of) results.
"Draft me an email I can send from my account," he instructed.
I did so immediately, and wouldn't you know it, I got a response from the designer less than 5 minutes after Peter hit Send on the email I drafted for him.
It was a mind-expanding experience.
"Feel free to use me as your sharp, pointy stick whenever you need something important," Peter told me.
And I took him up on it. We've since expanded the drafting process from just follow-up emails to introductions, delegations, articles and full-blown interview responses.
Here's a short walkthrough on the types of things you can (and should) pre-draft for your entrepreneur.