There’s a wrong, okay, and a great way to reject an offer.
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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