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> I’m using Linkedin to maintain with my professional contacts and support them with introductions. Because you are one of the people I suggest, I wanted to invite you to access my system on LinkedIn.


> Basic membership is free, and it takes less when compared to a second to register and join my community. If people want to discover further on internet, we recommend tons of on-line databases you might consider pursuing. Identify further on our related website – Click here:

I have received well over 3-5 announcements such as this, worded almost precisely the same way. The senders have acted surprise…

Like me, have you ever received announcements like these?

> I’m using LinkedIn to keep up with my professional contacts and help them with introductions. Because you are one of the people I suggest, I wanted to ask you to get into my community o-n Linked-in.


> Basic account is free, and it takes less than a minute to register and join my community.

I have received more than 3-5 announcements like this, phrased almost exactly the same way. The senders have acted astonished and hurt that I didn’t jump to make the most of this request.

Let’s look at the dilemmas within this Invitation from the marketing perspective.

* The vast majority of the invitations I received were from people whose names I did not identify. Why would I want to be part of their network? The invitation does not say who they are, who they’ve access to and how I’d reap the benefits of their community.

* What is Linked In, how does it work and what are the advantages of using it? No body has yet explained this clearly in their request. You can’t expect that some-one receiving this invitation knows what you are asking them to participate or how it’d be advantageous to them. It’d be useful to have a paragraph or two explaining how it works and citing a particular effect the individual behind the invitation liked from membership. It might be that people think that since ‘basic account is free,’ the typical recipient of the invitation may go-ahead and join. Slideshare.Net/Brianladin/ is a tasteful database for further about how to recognize it. But even when it does not charge money, time would be taken by joining. If you think anything, you will seemingly require to check up about You still need to ‘sell’ people o-n going for a free action, specially with respect to an activity or business that may be different to them.

* No body got some time to head off possible misunderstandings or objections for this account. As a non-member of Linked-in, I’m concerned that joining would open me up to a lot of email and phone calls by which I would have no interest and that would waste my time. Again, you can not believe that anything free is thus enticing; you need to imagine why some one could have doubts or dismiss the theory and handle those objections.

* Using a processed request that’s almost exactly the same as everyone else’s doesn’t make a great impression. You’d desire to give it your individual stamp, even if the writing provided by Linked In were successful, which it is not.

Apart from being irritated that they’re apparently encouraging people to send invitations that make little sense, I have nothing against Linked In. Perhaps it’s a good organization. My point is that its members need to use common sense and basic marketing axioms to promote active, skeptical people to give the opportunity to it..

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