How do you politely ask for a status update?

Requesting Status Updates

  1. 1 Ask. Drop the “checking in” wind-up and ask for an update politely and directly.
  2. 2 Open with context.
  3. 3 Send a friendly reminder.
  4. 4 Offer something of value.
  5. 5 Reference a blog post they (or their company) published.
  6. 6 Drop a name.
  7. 7 Recommend an event you’re attending in their area.

May 7, 2019

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