5 Ways To Use LinkedIn Invites

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5 Ways To Use LinkedIn Invites

  1. 1. @GerryMoran 5 Ways To Use LinkedIn Invites And Build Your Social Selling Currency! @GerryMoran
  2. 2. NEW RULE: No More Standard LinkedIn Invites
  3. 3. LinkedIn provides 3,000 lifetime invites. Make them a hit!
  4. 4. Standard invites provide no context and do not move your relationship ahead. Your social currency! Always customize your invites @GerryMoran
  5. 5. LinkedIn sets the subject line, you can change content @GerryMoran
  6. 6. Preemptive customized invite @GerryMoran
  7. 7. COACHING TIP: Create cut and past templates for each customer group
  8. 8. Always be telling your story.
  9. 9. •  Salutation •  Context of connection •  Why you want to connect •  Call to action •  No links allowed! •  Say thank you! •  Signature Always be telling your story @GerryMoran
  10. 10. COACHING TIP: Sign each invite with your Twitter Handle (@GerryMoran)
  11. 11. Send only one invite. Don’t stalk! @GerryMoran
  12. 12. COACHING TIP: Use Twitter, blogs and groups to get on their radar.
  13. 13. Know your LinkedIn limits for customization.
  14. 14. 300 characters. No Links. @GerryMoran
  15. 15. COACHING TIP: Refer to a link by placing spaces between . and com
  16. 16. Personally respond to each invite.
  17. 17. Use each touch point as an opportunity to build your currency. @GerryMoran
  18. 18. COACHING TIP: Place links in your response to tell them where to go.
  19. 19. So, what’s your next step?
  20. 20. Your Next Steps 1.  Never send an uncustomized LinkedIn invite again 2.  Always change the content of your initial invite (you cannot change the subject line) 3.  Always tell at story in your message using a personalized salutation, the context of your connection, why you should connect, a call to action and your signature 4.  Work within your 300-character invite limit and use work- arounds to include links (if necessary) 5.  Send only one invite and don’t be a stalker 6.  Always send a personalized follow up after every acceptance @GerryMoran
  21. 21. /MarketingThink /GerryMoran Social Media Coaching Blog: MarketingThink.com moran.gerry@gmail.com Thanks! @GerryMoran

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