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linLinkedIn definitely grabbed my attention a few years back. It’s only gotten bigger and better as you all know. Here’s a quick recommendation (I try to use it every single time I ‘Invite PERSON to connect on LinkedIn’): Change the default Personal Note!

It’s easy to do and goes a long way towards making your invitee feel like your really interested in connecting–and not just doing something rote (That’s the point, right?).

So, for example:

I’d like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn.

– Chris

can become

Hey PERSON!

Thanks for sending that whitepaper from Silverpop. It would be great to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn.

Regards,

Chris

Takes two seconds. Goes a long way. Let me know if you do it differently…