Important Advice for Reaching Out via LinkedIn and Facebook

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on Feb 19, 14 • by • with 5 Comments

A little advice for people here using LinkedIn and Facebook, more of a very strong suggestion… stop sending out invites without a personalized note, and best if that note offers a reason you want to connect.

Just saying people… it’s all about building relationships, not just being connected, and the first step of that relationship is the introduction… especially if we have never met!

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5 Responses to: Important Advice for Reaching Out via LinkedIn...

  1. Alex Ivanovs says:

    “Just saying people… it’s all about building relationships, not just being connected, and the first step of that relationship is the introduction… especially if we have never met!”

    It’s scary, but it’s also very true. I couldn’t help myself, and instantly thought of creating a post title for that statement. I think that goes beyond the whole point, as the advice is simple and easily digestible. We make our own choices, and whether we want to increase our connection numbers, or have something real going on is completely up to us.

    Well said, Ted.

  2. Hello Ted,

    I absolutely agree. I recently blogged about this topic (http://socialmediaslant.com/generic-invitations-linkedin) and ruffled a few feathers as a result. It was interesting to see some reactions, to be honest.

    I’m glad to see more and more prominent people call out this practice. There is no shortcut in life. You either make efforts, or people will treat you accordingly.

    Thank you!

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