I appreciate making meaningful connections when I see that someone has viewed my LinkedIn profile. I have every intention of really seeing how I can be helpful to someone.
Did you see the new feature on LinkedIn “Who’s Viewed Your Profile“, where you can immediately message or connect with the viewer of your profile? I have a strategy that gets a 98% response.
I have coined my strategy the Light Hug approach.
- Look at the People Who Have Viewed Your Profile section on LinkedIn.
- Click on their name to see who they are and what you have in common – companies, groups, people, schools, etc.
- Google them and find something in common that you want to connect with them about.
- Email them using through InMail or email them personally if you can find their email on the profile or website. Sam Richter has a tip: Open Google and type in *@companyname.com, to find the email string.
- I don’t Connect with them first, I send them an email and here is what I write:
Thanks for visiting my profile. I see that we are connected to some many friends including X and X and that they are an expert in this. What did you have in mind that I can help you with today?
Be well, my new friend,
This message is sent with the intention of helping each other. I get a 98% response rate from this message.
Most of the time people have viewed your LinkedIn profile for a reason and if they leave their Settings open to Show My Name and Headline then I want to know how we can help each other.
I’ve grown my network 500% by this strategy. I call it my Light Hug strategy.
Can you do it? Will you do it? When? Let us know the results!
Lift up someone today,
Anne Pryor is a LinkedIn trainer, online brand specialist and co-founder of Meaningful Connections, a national leader in personal branding, online visibility using LinkedIn, and career and new world of work strategies. Meaningful Connections is a collaborative partner of the Collaborative Leadership Center at Sugar Lake Lodge. If you’d like to hear more from Anne and our collaborative partners, visit our website or subscribe to our monthly newsletter, The Collaborative Leader.