Need email help please

my cousin is good friends with a top notch sales & gtm leader in SF and introducing me for potential new opportunities/the sake of the relationship.  
he's just given me his email and im blanking on an intro.  want to keep it casual and make the ask for time.. not sure why im having trouble with a simple email and seeking your brilliancy
any ideas?
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NotCreativeEnough
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Hey Name,

My cousin, name, gave me your info and said I should reach out because of x, y, and z. Because of this he thought there would be some mutual interest in connecting. Would love to chat a little bit more and make a more formal intro, do you have 10-15 minutes free next week so we can talk a little more?

Keep it simple. treat it like when a client gives a referral. Remember, this guy is just another person like you or I. He's not some almighty superior being that should be intimidating to talk to.

If you don't hear back after a few days, reply to the thread and follow up with him just like you would a prospect.
Kosta_Konfucius
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Only thing else, I would add something specific about why it made sense to connect
CuriousFox
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Can your cousin give you an intro and you reply all?
SaasSlingin
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Totally its just I think theyre close enough where its not even necessary
Gasty
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shouldn't it be the other way round? your cousin introducing you through an email? @SaasSlingin
Samsamoon
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Why you no know persons things make happy . Why email only things. Why no introduce make of cousin using email so he say
antiASKHOLE
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With these types of relationships, I would have the individual that has the connection open the door for you. They are now your advocate and the other party now has more of a pull/reason to want to meet or talk with you.
browndiggidy
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If you’re cousin can’t intro you, treat like a prospect. Do your research, be a human and follow up. A sales leader would appreciate your effort
TennisandSales
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I would have your cousin send the email and CC you and have him make the intro and you just follow up. way better chance of success
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