you_are_welcome (2)Yesterday I advised you to take time and thank others.

Rinse. Repeat.

Today I want to turn to the next step, saying “you are welcome,” “my pleasure,” or “you deserve it” is one thing, but demonstrating it on LinkedIn has quite a bit more impact.

Rinse. Repeat.

Here are a few ideas:

  • Refer one great connection to another, or to a few others, as the matchmaker. Articulate the connectivity in the intro and let the sparks fly.
  • Mention a connection by typing an @ in front of their name and click their ID from a drop down menu that appears so their name now appears in blue in the body of your post.  Then their connections and yours see what you have offered.
  • The same process can mention their company name.
  • Suggest your colleague joins a LinkedIn Group you find especially intriguing or valuable.
  • Comment on someone else’s comment, so much more lively and rewarding than a simple “like.” Atta-boys and -girls included here need to tell why this is important or useful to you, and to others.
  • Share published articles and original essays that willfind new audiences and help them in some way(s).
  • And one more: pick up the phone and have a conversation to catch up on news and/or to keep each abreast of progress in careers or business prospects. Radical idea, huh?

Sometimes “you’re welcome”s almost seem like repeat “thank you”s. There’s nothing wrong with that!