I’ve cold emailed and been rejected by 75+ podcast hosts saying that I wasn’t a good fit for their show.

That’s what it took to land 37 interviews.

And I’ll tell you what, most of the rejections weren’t nice.

When I cold email someone, I don’t feel entitled to get a nice response. 

But it feels good to be acknowledged for the effort I put into customizing the email.

In the last two weeks, I’ve reached out to the top folks in sales to participate in a webinar series we’re launching soon.

And a few of the people I really wanted rejected me.

But they did it in a way that was awesome, so I wanted to share (see image).

I’ve used their approach when I need to reject an offer. And it doesn’t make me feel bad or guilty.

Here’s how you can emulate their approach if you need to reject an offer or a cold email:

✅ Thank them for their effort if it’s clear they personalized the email

✅ Be clear that you’ll need to decline the offer

✅ Wish them luck


What’s your advice for rejecting an offer in the best way possible?

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