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. EVEN if we just had a conversation/engagement… ALWAYS include a personal note.
If you don’t include a personal note when you reach out to connect here on LinkedIn… the odds are I will ignore and delete the request. Obviously a lot less likely if we know each other or just had a convo, but either way, please take this advice. I promise it will help people remember and respect you. A Brand is what a business or person does, a Reputation is what people Remember and Share.
Make it personal… do what you can to initiate engagement. AND always send a personal note when you accept an invitation, even if there was not one with the outreach.