Two things I abhor the most are tacky people and bad service.
Sometimes those go hand in hand, which will send me straight into the stratosphere with my head spinning around (insert image of that horrible oh so scary movie from the 70s).
You would think in 2018 and with all the self-help books, social media blasts, therapy sessions and medications we should know better.
Add this to my already “patience of a 2 year old’ mind.
Everything we learned, we learned in kindergarten right?
Treat people how you want to be treated, right?
I broke up with Facebook a while ago for such ‘online’ atrocities.
How can we all apply this simple logic to LinkedIn.
- Get rid of ‘commission breath’.
- Do not spam.
- Do not come off as ‘salesy’.
- Do not make it all ‘Me. Me. Me.’
How many times have you gotten an invitation to connect and then…
‘BAM!’ a 6 paragraph diatribe about what their initiative is.
Wait, you do not even know me! I did not ask for any of your information! How do you know what I need and how you can help me? What if I do not even like you?
It really is simple.
- Be interested.
- Pay if forward and actually give before you get.
- Be genuine.
Don’t ever be tacky. As my mother would say, in her southern accent, “Don’t eva be taaaacky”
Earn the right to engage with people. Help them. Educate them.
Tracey is the Founder of Thrive Ad Agency and the creator of the LinkedAutomation™ Method. She and her team are social selling masters, working with leaders and organizations to build a systematic method for generating business, developing qualified relationships and growing revenue. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family in Atlanta.