When I receive an initial contact via LinkedIn, I want to assess how serious the person is about their business.

Like you I look at the banner, then the headshot, then the headline. If I am engaged that far, I might look at their contact info. If.

And then the brakes screech. No email address, and likely no phone number, and almost always no personalized LinkedIn URL.

Headshaking I say to myself, “I guess they don’t want to be contacted.”

That means I have to work harder to find this information elsewhere. I may be OK doing that, but I’ll bet you other readers who are not so motivated took off to another profile, probably that of your competitor, because you made them work too hard to contact you.

Now you don’t want that, do you?

So key a mobile number (so you can get texts) and an email address into your contact info ASAP so you won’t have a DOA Linkedin profile.

It will take you about 5 seconds to add these, about the amount of time the reader of your profile would decide to shut your profile down.

5 seconds. Whoosh.

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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