Today's LinkedIn Nugget

Back to Basics: there’re seats at my connection table, but you have to earn them

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?

1 thought on “Back to Basics: there’re seats at my connection table, but you have to earn them”

  1. And with that picture in a DINER! Love it!!!

    Hope you are well sir.

    Thanks for Connecting!

    Rob Thomas
    Founder, Networking in Diners,
    Creator of the Rob Thomas Method (RTM)
    and Author of “Who Do You NEED to Meet?”

    (203) 641-1714
    http://www.robthomasusa.com

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