overt promotional messages
I love LinkedIn for business but I dislike the way some people use the social network. In fact, I find it outright annoying for several reasons.
More and more, I am receiving crappy messages that take up space yet still require an action - which takes time. Maybe that’s why I don’t check in every day and wait until there are several messages and invitations before I tackle the site. I need the stamina.
Here are the 3 reasons why I remove LinkedIn connections: Continue reading →
You know who you are… LinkedIn members who send countless messages pitching your business, products, or services in your first communication with new connections. What’s with that?
Do you really think that people will receive your messages with open hearts and minds? I know I don’t.
How about creating a relationship first? Would you approach someone at an in-person networking event and immediately start selling, or would you engage in some conversation first? (That was rhetorical.) Well, LinkedIn is the same thing!
Plus, how many of these sales pitchers bother to read our profiles to see whether we fall within their target audiences? I can’t even count how many times LI members try to sell me the same marketing services that I offer! Hello? Continue reading →
Last week, I received three overt promotional messages from LinkedIn connections - by Tuesday morning!
Two did not personalize the message, so I know they sent it to multiple recipients. I have disconnected from them.
The remaining message did include my name, so I’m cutting that one some slack. But, if it continues to happen, I will disconnect.