Posts Tagged: networking

I Take It Personally

I Take It Personally bluefeet blog post by Lilli Cloud

I suppose I should be flattered that you want to be LinkedIn to me, but could you spare a minute to say hello?

Picture yourself at an in-person networking event.

  • If I hadn’t seen you in years, would you approach me and start talking? No, you would greet me first: “Hey! Great to see you! How’ve you been?”
  • If I met you yesterday and then ran into you the next day, would you pass me by? No. You’d say: “Hey! Nice to see you again. It was great talking with you yesterday…”
  • If I didn’t know you at all, would you engage me in conversation without introducing yourself? No. At least not for more than a couple of minutes.

Yet all these things happen regularly on LinkedIn. And I take it personally. Read the Rest