LinkedIn Quick Tips 6 – Move Your Connections Into Real Life
What would happen if LinkedIn shut down tomorrow?
Granted it’s unlikely, but if you suddenly couldn’t access LinkedIn tomorrow, what would happen to your business network there? Would you be able to contact them?
That’s why you should always back up your LinkedIn data.
More importantly, you should move your most important connections off LinkedIn
That’s why I always reach out to important connections and suggest we have a quick call to get to know each other. If done in the right way, this tactic is really powerful.
Here are important issues to note about a good getting to know you call:
- It is NOT about sales
- Take time to get to know the other person and they will probably do the same for you
- Try and give some help to your connection
I always go into calls like this with no expectations and am constantly surprised at the opportunities that can come from them. I now have people who give me valuable advice, those who refer my services and those who have become valuable clients.
Try suggesting a call like this to one of your connections today
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