Connecting with people and asking for help in this world has gotten better. All it requires is email, WhatsApp or Twitter profiles.
The trick is to ask help in the right way. Successful people make the most use of time. If you need their help, keep the mail or communication short to the point.
It is a waste of time and a wasted opportunity if the communication is not simple and crisp. Also, you lose the opportunity to interact in the future.