Re: LinkedIn invitations - accept "unpersonalized" ones ?

Subject: Re: LinkedIn invitations - accept "unpersonalized" ones ?
From: "LTC Writer" <Ltc -dot- writer -at- comcast -dot- net>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:36:02 -0500

I use LinkedIn for its original purpose, to reconnect with business people I
have known and with business people I know now. If I do not know the person,
I do not accept their invitation nor do I send invites to people I do not
know. When I send invites, if the dialog box lets me, I add a quick personal
note. Some of those links are not set up to add notes.

Tim Lewis
Lewis Technical Communications, Inc.

Making complex information more useful.

Original Message:
Message: 14
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:25:01 -0700
From: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: Monique Semp <monique -dot- semp -at- earthlink -dot- net>, TechWR-L
<techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Subject: Re: LinkedIn invitations - accept "unpersonalized" ones ?
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If the invitation is not personalized, I accept them if I can recall
having seen the name before somewhere. I don't need to actually have
communicated with the person directly or remember where I've seen his or
her name before. Unpersonalized invites from people I've never heard
from usually get declined, but I have to say I get very few of those.
Mostly from Farmers Insurance recruiters or other MLM-like senders.

I don't send out invitations, except to people I actually know real time
or have recently (as in, within the past day or two) communicated
directly with. I don't usually personalize them because they'll know
who I am. If I think they need a nudge to respond, I'll send them a
separate email telling them I've sent an invitation.

Gene Kim-Eng

On 7/21/2014 7:19 AM, Monique Semp wrote:
> ?People You May Know.?
> So two questions:
> 1. When you?re on the receiving end of invitations, do you treat them any
differently based on whether they?ve been personalized? Why or why not?
> 2. When you send invitations, why or why not do you choose to personalize
the message?

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