My name is Davis. In September 2014, I decided to spend a year reaching out to I’ve never met, but admire. You can find out more about my story here.
I love listening to Pandora. I get to hear my favorite songs and every now and then, Pandora will play a song it thinks I will like based on my past preferences. A month ago, Pandora introduce me to this song:
I fell in love with this song and decided to replay it as I did my homework that evening. After the 8th repeat, I decided to find out more about Jesse Bonanno, the artist behind the song. The first thing I found was his LinkedIn page.
What impressed me about Jesse’s page was that beyond his music, he is also a full-time consultant at Accenture. I have a friend who works at Accenture in a similar role to Jesse.
From what I hear from my friend, the hours are long (10-14/day) and there is extensive traveling (4 days our of the week are on the road traveling). I wanted to know how Jesse is able to maintain the hours and travel at his work with his music career.
I decided to reach out and ask.
Getting the contact information:
I googled Jesse and found his homepage.
Through his webpage, I noticed Jesse has a contact page.
The Contact Page:
I usually avoid using the Contact Page form since it is the easiest route, thus many people use it and the chances of my particular message gets read is low, but I had a good feeling this time and I filled out the message box and hit submit.
Jesse replied less than 4 hours later.
Lesson learned this week:
Wow the contact form really works.
One of my long-term goals is to be a paid motivational speaker. For this week, I’ll try to connect with Scott Berkum, who wrote the book Confessions of a Public Speaker.
Want to join me and reach out to your role models? You can get details for the 7-Day CWA Challenge below.