I am always in favor of meeting great people and nurturing a new relationship.

But I do not break proverbial bread with just anyone. I do not welcome strangers to interrupt my conversation with my valued and interested colleagues. And I do not cherish relationships that go nowhere despite my energy and effort.

So once again I am pontificating that a dull, uninformative connection request, no matter how amazing you think you are or a mutual connection says you are, if you don’t intelligently introduce yourself from the starting blocks, don’t ask or try to sit at my table.

I have over 3150 other great colleagues to nurture and you won’t keep up with us if you start that way.

Snarky, huh?

I implore you to be original. Be smart. Be professional in your initial connection contact.

Makes sense, doesn’t it?

Marc W. Halpert

LinkedIn personal coach, group trainer, marketing strategist and overall evangelist, having a great time pursuing my passion of connecting professionals so they can collaborate better!

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