How to invite a contact you don’t know to your LinkedIn network
What do you do with an invitation you receive on LinkedIn from someone you don’t know ? Someone who just sends the standard message from LinkedIn and doesn’t even make the effort of explaining why they would like to be connected with you … ?
My husband asked me recently: “why do they want to be connected to me if they don’t know me and they don’t even tell me why I should connect to them?”
There are two possible answers to this:
- They are just trying to increase the numbers of their network. So they definitely deserve to be deleted right away.
- They don’t know how easy it is to personalize the default message in LinkedIn and give some explanation about the reasons why I should not delete the invite but accept to be connected with this person.
I shot a short screencast to show you how easy it is to personalize the message when you invite someone on LinkedIn to be connected to your network:
I hope this has been helpful. As you can see I’m now experimenting with video. Still camera shy, but at least you get to hear my voice