As the LinkedIn #1 All Time Top Female Expert and a site user since 2006, I have 4 primary ways I connect on LinkedIn with members I admire…but don’t yet know.
My top 4 ways to connect with those I admire on LinkedIn, but don’t yet know are:
1. View the person’s LinkedIn profile and send them a personalized connection request…with a sentence about why you admire them and want to connect. People who want to network with others usually have their profile set to be public, so this is a great way to get more information about how to connect and engage with them on LinkedIn and elsewhere online.
2. Click on their LinkedIn profile links to find out more about what they’re doing and engage with them there, e.g., Twitter, FaceBook, website, blog, etc.
3. View the LinkedIn Groups they belong to on their profile and join them.
How do you do that?
Easy…do a search for their name in the group using the Search tab, follow their activity there and engage them.
4. Finally, do a Google search for their name to find out more about what they’re doing…and where. It’s amazing how much information you can find out about someone by scrolling through the search results. This is also an excellent way to find out more about someone who has their LinkedIn profile set to be more private.
BONUS TIP: Once you’re connected with them, be sure to make your interactions are value-rich by focusing on what you admire about them and what you can do for them.
If you want more details on how to quickly and easily get better results from LinkedIn, click here to schedule your complimentary LinkedIn Results strategy session with me to explore that and to find out what you can do to have a results breakthrough. I have a limited number of appointments available and request that only people who are serious about dramatically increasing their results on LinkedIn schedule a time to talk.
QUESTION: What do you think of my strategies? How do you connect with people you admire, but don’t yet know? I’d love to hear in the comments below.
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