Re: LinkedIn invitations - accept "unpersonalized" ones ?

Subject: Re: LinkedIn invitations - accept "unpersonalized" ones ?
From: John G <john -at- garisons -dot- com>
To: "Cardimon, Craig" <ccardimon -at- m-s-g -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:09:50 -0400

I only accept invitations from people I know ... and as Peter says, often
you don't get a chance to personalize a message.

My 2Â,

JG


On Mon, Jul 21, 2014 at 10:48 AM, Cardimon, Craig <ccardimon -at- m-s-g -dot- com>
wrote:

> You need to get into their profile before you get the personal message
> option.
>
> Craig
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: techwr-l-bounces+ccardimon=m-s-g -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com [mailto:
> techwr-l-bounces+ccardimon=m-s-g -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On Behalf Of
> Peter Hirons
> Sent: Monday, July 21, 2014 10:48 AM
> To: 'Monique Semp'; 'TechWR-L'
> Subject: RE: LinkedIn invitations - accept "unpersonalized" ones ?
>
> When I click on the button in he "persons you may know" lists I don't get
> an option to add a personal message. I only get that when sending an
> invitation from some other route.
>
> Peter
>
> -----Original Message-----
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> techwr-l-bounces+peter=galley -dot- ie -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On Behalf Of Monique
> Semp
> Sent: 21 July 2014 15:20
> To: TechWR-L
> Subject: LinkedIn invitations - accept "unpersonalized" ones ?
>
> Hello, TechWR-L-ers,
>
> As I periodically do, Iâm tending to the backlog of LinkedIn invitations
> that Iâve received, and Iâm struck again by how the vast, vast majority
> (say, 99% ?), are not personalized in the least little way.
>
> And although the theory of LinkedIn is that every connection should be
> welcomed, Iâm finding it difficult to believe that anything usefulâand I
> just mean in the way of writing-related conversation, NOT a lead to a
> future job or anythingâwill come of connecting with someone who doesnât
> even take the time to say where I might know the person from or why I might
> want to connect.
>
> I can assume that many of these invitations come from participants in the
> many groups and listservs in which I participate, but thatâs just itâI
> participate in so many that itâs hard to keep up and recognize everyone.
> But of all people, Iâd expect my fellow writers to want to add a sentence
> or two to the default message that results from clicking âPeople You May
> Know.â
>
> So two questions:
>
> 1. When youâre on the receiving end of invitations, do you treat them any
> differently based on whether theyâve been personalized? Why or why not?
>
> 2. When you send invitations, why or why not do you choose to personalize
> the message?
>
> Just wondering,
> -Monique
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References:
LinkedIn invitations - accept "unpersonalized" ones ?: From: Monique Semp
RE: LinkedIn invitations - accept "unpersonalized" ones ?: From: Peter Hirons
RE: LinkedIn invitations - accept "unpersonalized" ones ?: From: Cardimon, Craig

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