I love LinkedIn, I've literally built a sales career from using it!
But I do have one major problem with it...Connection Collectors!
I've noticed that there are a lot of Connection Collectors on LinkedIn these days. These are people who want to connect but have no intention to network, talk or share ideas (what's the point then!?!?).
I'm connected with (at this current time) 6,384 connections.
How many have I met? Actually, how many have I had a conversation with? At a guess, I'd say I've spoken to 8% of these people.
That means I'm randomly connected to 5,874 people - what value does that bring to them or myself?
I try to speak to people within a week of connecting them. I'm not doing it to sell (that comes with time, trust and building a relationship), I do it to create a meaningful connection.
I've had to play around with my messaging but seemed to finally draft a message people respond positively to...
The point of this blog? To encourage people to start talking to each other, put the human back into business.
For me, the real value from LinkedIn is when you get to speak to other people. You never know where a single conversation could take you or your business.
Stop being a Connection Collector and make something happen for you and other people!
Hi, I'm Chantelle Jones