Make the first move
How many times has this happened after a great conversation:
“That was a great discussion. Feel good about what we talked about. We should do something sometime.”
You go home, think about how good of a conversation you had, and then go about doing whatever you usually do.
The moment passes and you don’t talk for 6 months.
The best intentions fall apart without confirmation. People get confused and our egos generally get the best of us ( “No one wants to hear from me” / “I don’t want to bother” syndrome). No one benefits.
If the conversation went well, a simple, “let’s get this in the calendar” move (firing a follow-up email or verbalizing it) ensures the next step.