I stumbled upon your profile and I see we have a lot of common interests.

Let’s connect and see how we can do a joint venture.

You “stumbled" upon my profile? I’ll give you one point for “trying" to be different but you can do much better than this. 

What interests do we have in common? 

Give me a hint, please. 

Didn’t your mother tell you not to do business with complete strangers? 

Really, when was the last time you did a joint venture with a complete stranger? 

How's that working for you? 

Yesterday I shared why robocalling and LinkedIn spamming will damage your brand’s reputation. 

Sending lame invitations is not the way to make a great first impression. 

If we met in person at a conference or networking event, what would you say to me? 

Hi Ted. I wanted to quickly add some value (there are too many people on here just pitching) and share this awesome Facebook group with you…

Huh? 

Why don’t people write messages like they speak? 

LinkedIn messages are one-to-one communications between two human beings. 

Why do people turn a simple conversation into a sales pitch in the first minute of a new relationship? 

The other day I received this message after someone viewed one of my LinkedIn videos. 

Hey Ted!

I noticed you’ve got a distinct vibe, and I love meeting unique people like yourself.

That’s something you may say to someone after you see them speak on stage or on a video. 

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About the author 

Ted Prodromou

Would you like me to help you? I'm the #1 best-selling author of Ultimate Guide to LinkedIn for Business and Ultimate Guide to Twitter for Business. People call me America's Leading LinkedIn Coach. I'm the founder of Search Marketing Simplified, LLC, a full service online marketing agency. The SMS team designs and implements advanced LinkedIn and social media lead-generation strategies for small to medium-sized businesses. SMS will set up and manage your marketing funnels using organic, social and paid traffic. Did you know I've been working with the internet since 1991, long before Al Gore invented it?

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