I've been a guest speaker on a ton of big webinars recently.
I invite people to connect with me on LinkedIn during my presentation.
Some people do invite me to connect and mention the webinar in their invitation.
Most of the invitations I receive are not invitations to connect.
They send me an InMail full of compliments.
𝘐 𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘎𝘳𝘰𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘋𝘪𝘨𝘪𝘵𝘢𝘭 𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴 “𝘓𝘪𝘯𝘬𝘦𝘥𝘐𝘯 𝘔𝘢𝘥𝘦 𝘌𝘢𝘴𝘺” 𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘭𝘪𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘰𝘥𝘢𝘺.
𝘛𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘬 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘴𝘰 𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘮𝘶𝘤𝘩 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘢𝘮𝘢𝘻𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘤𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰𝘥𝘢𝘺.
𝘐𝘵 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘩𝘦𝘭𝘱𝘧𝘶𝘭! 😀 𝘐 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘣𝘦 𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦 𝘵𝘰𝘥𝘢𝘺 𝘶𝘱𝘥𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘮𝘺 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘧𝘪𝘭𝘦 𝘣𝘢𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘪𝘯𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘷𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰𝘥𝘢𝘺.
𝘈𝘭𝘴𝘰, 𝘮𝘺 𝘣𝘳𝘢𝘪𝘯 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘰𝘯 𝘍𝘐𝘙𝘌 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘸𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘢𝘭𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨, 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘴𝘰 𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘺 𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘢𝘴, 𝘪 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘧𝘶𝘳𝘪𝘰𝘶𝘴𝘭𝘺 𝘸𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘯𝘰𝘵𝘦𝘴 ... 𝘐 𝘢𝘮 𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘦𝘹𝘤𝘪𝘵𝘦𝘥!!!
𝘐 𝘸𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘯𝘦𝘤𝘵 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘺𝘰𝘶.
𝘛𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘬 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘢𝘨𝘢𝘪𝘯,
But they never send me an invitation to connect.
I do take the time to invite them to connect because they took the time to send me an InMail.
The problem is they are wasting an expensive InMail credit.
I show them how to send the message in the invitation to connect instead of using InMail to connect.
Here's how you do it:
When you want to connect with someone on LinkedIn and they have Creator Mode turned on, the default option is to Follow the person.
To invite them to connect, click on the More button, select Connect, add a note to the invitation and you save your InMail credits.
I rarely need to use InMail to connect with people. Save your money!