To know you do your best is self-satisfactory and self-empowering.

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To have clients and connections think highly enough of you to refer you is even more gratifying.

That happens a lot for me, thankfully.

Conversely, I offer my own connection referrals abundantly, when I perceive there is promise.

While everyone has their own special way of extending that courtesy, as should come as no surprise, the most efficient way is via LinkedIn.

  1. Send a message to both parties with some comments how and why you think there is synergy worthy of the referral.
  2. Add their Linkedin URLs for both people to facilitate the contact.
  3. Ask one to kick off the process.
  4. Inquire how it is going a week or so later.

An example:

Linda meet Bill. Bill meet Linda.

Linda recently left a senior position at {…}. She is working with me on her LinkedIn profile. Bill is a long-time friend and colleague and we value each other’s counsel. I thought the two of you would be good to compare notes on the {…} industry you share experience and positions that may be suitable that you are aware of.

Let me hear great things from this.



Contacts:{bill’s URL}{linda’s URL}

See how easy that is, and you really should personalize it.

Be a prolific connector. It feels good.

It feels even better when something really special happens as a result of your effort.

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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