Today's LinkedIn Nugget

Stop the madness!

Received: (highlighting added italics)

Hello Marc, I’m David, Head of Partnerships at xyz.com. We’ve recently launched new plans to help podcast networks like yours to grow. I’d love to give you a demo of these new plans to see if we can provide you a more cost-effective way of hosting and growing your network.

Replied:

David, I get these types of offers nearly daily and what amazes me as a LinkedIn coach is you and the rest do not take the time to read my profile to recognize that I do not have a podcast.

I am able to network with others who do run podcasts and can appear frequently with others.

Besides, you broke a primary tenet and are pitching me without even wanting to get to know me or what I do.

No thanks.

Opportunity lost.

Marc

(I ignored his connection.)

Moral of this fable: do not pitch before or in the first attempt to get to know someone.

You look needy, greedy, and seedy. You shouldn’t. 

I don’t connect to that ilk. You shouldn’t either.