Stop abusing LinkedIn. Just stop!
Twice today I received connection requests also promising me a new source of passive income and a revolutionary way to use social media to gain new sales. Not isolated incidents.
Call me closed minded, but it reminds me of a blog post a while ago I wrote about Ernestine the telephone operator. Stop the mindless connection requests asking me obvious questions much like her “Have I reached the party to whom I am speaking?” and similar sales hype to attempt to pique my interest in services that I don’t need nor would consider from strangers.
You can readily look at my LinkedIn profile and determine I know a thing or two about social media marketing and that I may not be a good prospect for your snake oil.
That is, you would know that if you took a second to read my profile. But you did not. No to your contrived sales-y LinkedIn connection request.