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Back to Basics Tuesday: Message in a Bottle

“My name is Diego, I am an Attorney here in Madrid, Spain.I want to let you know that I have a good transaction that will benefit the both of us”

Force fields up. I am not acting upon a blind message from an unknown person enticing me.

Nope.

If you received this message, you would trash it too.

Similarly, think of any boilerplate connection request you send someone to connect with you on LinkedIn the same way.

Like a message in a bottle, the sender is still languishing on his desert island, the message has probably expired, or expired himself. Alone, needy, too little, too late, too pathetic.

Just don’t.