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Networking 201: Cold Contact, Queries and Etiquette (PT121)

Alex and Nick discuss cold contacting people. From formulating queries for your scripts to the proper etiquette when reaching out, learn how you should go about contacting people who don’t know you.

What are the best ways of contacting people cold? Do query letters work? What should you put in a query letter? How do people perceive you when you reach out? What is the proper etiquette to cold contacting people?

Plus, we celebrate our new Patreon subscribers!

The Paper Team formulates…



1 – How to cold contact people (02:24)
2 – Query Letters (17:30)
3 – Etiquette: Dos and donts (26:03)
Takeaways, Resources, and Next Week On (35:51)


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Alex Freedman & Nick Watson

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