…do you know how the other person came into your LinkedIn world?

shakeThis happened a few days ago.

She looked familiar but I couldn’t place her.

She was thoughtful enough to make it less uncomfortable for me and she confirmed I had taught her in a class before.

I heard her name and recognized it as one of my LinkedIn connections.

To which I made my estimation of how many years ago it was–I was correct) and that I added that I hoped I had helped her, which she enthusiastically agreed.

And I followed up with a “nice to see you again” LinkedIn message tailored to the person.

The point? You should be familiar with your connections as an extended entourage and when they reappear on front of you, it’s a good idea to be sure they feel appreciated.

Then when they leave that reinforces a nice feeling about you.

The LinkedIn message wraps it all up.