A lot of founders write in to me:
“Hi Ankur, please find my pitch deck for your feedback.”
Or, another set of emails I get is:
“Hi Ankur, please find my resume for relevant positions with you.”
Why do they believe I would open the attachment, read the entire document, and think over all the places where I could help them?
What if there was a specific email such as:
“Hi Ankur, I am a video editor, here is my work, here is one of your videos that I have actually edited. I feel that I can help you. Do you have an internship for me because I really want to learn from you.”
BAM! That is how you have helped the other person by being specific in your ask.
Help people help you, by being specific in your ask.