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A social networking tip from my soapbox ;-)

Posted by bizcoachjason on November 5, 2008

Hello Distinctive Networkers!

I just received another friend request from someone I don’t know. This time on Facebook.

That’s great! I’m happy that somebody out there came across my profile and decided “Hey, this guy isn’t too bad. I’m going to ask to be friends.”

How nice! 🙂

WELL…. I believe that we are all mostly on these networking sites to network (radical idea, I know) either socially, businessly (yeah, I just made up that word), etc., and networking is about creating great, useful relationships. So why not start off by giving the poor soul a clue as to why you wanted to connect?

Please, when you request to connect to someone on LinkedIn, Facebook, Ning, Plaxo, Pulse, whatever… If it isn’t completely clear already – like you’re married to them or mugged them on the bus this morning – please spend the 10-20 seconds to pound out a sentence to let them know how you happened across their profile and why you think it would be a good idea to connect.

It makes the relationship so much easier to move forward, as well as positions you as someone that is good at relationship building and has some courtesy.

Ok.. now I have step off my soapbox and get back to other demanding things.

Have a wonderful Wednesday, everyone!

All the best,

Jason E. Rosado
Business Coach

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