3 LinkedIn Tips

Who wants to be more successful in making more meaningful connections on LinkedIn (and in life)?

I’ve got 3-tips that call out the lazy tactics I see all too often, and advice on keeping it real, because that’s what really works.

1. Always include a note no matter what.
2. Since you are always going to use a note, send an authentic note, don’t BS us, or copy and paste the same old junk (you know what I’m talking about).
3. Lastly, don’t try to immediately sell to people, it is annoying and won’t work unless your goal is to embarrass yourself. Focus on making meaningful connections, be direct and honest about why you want to connect, and take it from there.
Bonus: be yourself, be genuine, and always keep it real!

Transcript

Hey, it’s your boy, Bobby G from Propr Design, how about some tips on how to make more meaningful connections on LinkedIn. I have some tips here’s three. All right, number one, whether you think the person on the other end knows you or you know them, always include a note. Don’t, don’t leave it to chance. It happens quite frequently, people just want to connect, I have no idea who they are. who happens to you, I’m sure as well. But sometimes I know that person through association. So make sure you leave a note. So I will connect. You know, if we’re in the same group, or we’re in the same organization, I do want to connect with like-minded people. So make sure you leave a note and say, Hey, yo, Bobby, G. I know you from so and so I’d love to connect, done. Alright. meaningful connections. Two stop using you know, you’re going to use a note from now on, or maybe already using a note. Stop copying and pasting the same goddamn note that everybody else’s copy and pasting. You’re trying to make more connections. I don’t care. You’re, we know some of the same people. So what we’re in the same industry, again, don’t care. It’s not all transactional, right? Meaning that there has to be something in it for me. But what I’m trying to make connections to meaningful ones. Okay, so copying pasting, you look familiar. Hey Bobby G look familiar? No, I don’t. You don’t know me? I’ve never been to you know, Arizona. You know, so, don’t bullshit me. Don’t bullshit, anybody. Just be genuine, authentic. Hey, I’m interested in what you guys are doing love to connect, or we have a service I think could be of interest to you, I love to connect, and learn more about what you’re doing. See there, there’s authenticity there. Right message matters. Copy and paste in the same old thing is boring, and lazy, you should stop. Or you should think twice before you do it the next time. For the first time. Number three. Number three is, you know, we’re trying to make real connections, right? So don’t immediately once I let you in the door, try to start selling things to me or, for that matter, don’t use that message to try to sell things to me. You’re making assumptions. Based on what you’re seeing on the web, that I may be your target audience or we may be your target audience or Joe Schmo may be your target audience. People don’t want to be sold to. That’s why we’re talking about making more meaningful connections making relationships, right? Because if you have something that could you believe would be of value and interest to me and my company, my people, or to anybody, I convey that say that will try to bullshit, right? No one wants to be bullshit to no one wants to be sold to. So, you know, to kind of wrap this up, make real connections. Be authentic, be genuine, be honest. Don’t use lazy tactics, copy and paste to be to try to be successful in what you do. It’s because it’s not going to work and you’re going to embarrass yourself. So that’s enough of that for today. Let me know what you think. Leave a comment. I’ll see you out there.

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