Pro Tip: Follow Up

Pro tip: Follow up. I gave a guest lecture at Virginia Theological Seminary this week. When I returned home, I emailed the colleague who invited me to express my appreciation for the invitation and for his hospitality, and of course, I shouted him out on social media. Also, I emailed the VTS faculty who took time out of their schedules to welcome me to campus. I was honored to have a VIP of the Episcopal Church attend the lecture, and I sent her a handwritten thank you note with my business card enclosed. Following up is professional courtesy and part of building a professional network.