A colleague kindly e-introduced me to another and suggested we speak. She perceived synergies in what we do.
That name. Familiar.
So I looked her up on LinkedIn. Yes, we had met previously via a mutual colleague (different one than first one I mentioned). Not yet connected, but I saw she has a number of mutual connections with me.
That set my memory clicking and I noodled it out. I realized the context and who brought us together the first time.
I emailed her to set up the phone call and mentioned that time and name in particular in which I believed we had brought together originally.
The call is set for Friday. I already have warmed it up, using the tools at my side.
You can, and should, do this too.