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How to Network Online: Send a DM without getting ghosted

Here at SHE x SHINES, we love a good “slide into the DMs to meet new girlfriends”— It’s how we met! So this week, we're sharing a few tips to ease the awkwardness of reaching out online for a successful IRL meetup: ⠀ ⠀ 👓 Do Your Research! // We applaud a thorough IG scroll to learn more about your boss babe crush! Does she work from home vs. office? What’s she into? City or burbs? You can learn so much!⠀ ⠀ ✂️ Start With Why! // Let her know why you want to grab coffee! Is it to connect with a new friend, or bc you want to her tips on something? *if it’s the latter, offer something in exchange for her time & expertise, like exchange of service, appetizers on you, or even to pay for her expertise! Show her you VALUE her time!*⠀ ⠀ 📱No Response? // No worries, girl! Things can get buried in the DMs. After a week or so, follow up!⠀ ⠀ 📅: Be Intentional! // Suggest a place and time, like “Hey are you free next Wednesday or Thursday after work for margs at El Vez?” vs. “Hey we should totally go out soon!”⠀ ⠀ 💃🏽 Have Fun (duh!)! // Dive into the brand/biz journey, what you have in common, life goals, or fav places to snag your #ootd!⠀ ⠀ YOUR TURN! What are your tips for during a DM into a coffee date with your future IG bestie? Share below! ⚡️ And be sure ask us your questions here, or slide into our DMs, with your tips! We love sharing your ideas that help other women shine!


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