3 Questions to Start an Online Conversation

You’ve just accepted a new LinkedIn Connection request. You’ve checked their profile before accepting because you want to make sure their connection will be beneficial to you and your network. All looks good.

And then . . .

You get it.

A LinkedIn message from them. Great! You open it wondering what it will say. Immediately you feel disappointment.

It’s a big, paragraphs long, mini-essay ALL ABOUT THEM.


There’s no sense in responding. They might not even read what you wrote. You just take your disappointment and move it to the side as you read the next message.

What you were just a part of is exactly like being introduced to someone at a party and they immediately start talking at you all about themselves – what they do, how they do it and how it can help you. All without having asked you a single question.

Then, to finish the “conversation”, they hand you their business card and tell you to call them if you need help. And then they...

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