Don’t LinkedIn-Pitch Me
Love LinkedIn Connections. Hate LinkedIn Pitches.
As a sales trainer and advocate, you’d think I would be more understanding of this, but I am not. If someone connects with me on LinkedIn, I am grateful and happy to help any way I can. But when someone pitches me through Messaging, I am instantly turned off.
Case in point, a recent exchange with “Dave”:
Dave: “Bill, I can save you money on your print needs.”
Me: “Dave, I can teach you how to make a better sales pitch than that.”
LinkedIn is a networking social media platform. Networking is not about what I can buy from you. Maybe it’s just me, but I do not accept contact requests just so that someone can try to sell me something.
Would love to hear your input on this …
Bill Farquharson can be reached at 781-934-7036 or through his website, BillFarquharson.com
Bill Farquharson is a sales trainer for the graphic arts. Email him at Bill@AspireFor.com or call (781) 934-7036. Bill’s two books, The 25 Best Print Sales Tips Ever and Who’s Making Money at Digital/Inkjet Printing…and How? as well as information on his new subscription-based website, The Sales Vault are available at BillFarquharson.com.