If you’ve been reading my blog in the past, you may remember that I have a pet peeve for overt LinkedIn promotional messages from people I don’t know. Well, I finally figured out how to deal with the ones I receive on a daily basis.
A while back, I wrote this post: Shame on You if You Send Overt Promotions on LinkedIn. It lays out exactly how I feel about pitching people through LinkedIn without building relationships first.
So, here’s what I do to save time and get my point across: 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 →