Writing a LinkedIn Invitation
LinkedIn makes it simple to send a CRUMMY invitation! Why they do this is beyond me. If you are really interested in having someone join your network they deserve better than the LinkedIn default. Your objective is to create a connection, not simply another name in your Rolodex.
Why Should You Customize Your LinkedIn Invitations
As I said above when you invite someone they deserve better than the LinkedIn default invite. However, even more important is a custom invite sets you apart from most other people on LinkedIn. Face it, we are all a little bit lazy and anything we can do to show a little more initiative stands out.
You may think you are too busy to take a little extra time for customizing, but this article shows you how to even simplify the process; yet stand out to your new connections. Let your connections know they are special and you are willing to show them a little extra attention!
How to Write a Basic Invitation to Join You on LinkedIn
If I am inviting a friend to join me on LinkedIn:
I just saw your name on LinkedIn and it would be great to connect with you. It’s been a while since we’ve seen each other and this is a great way to do a little catching up. Have a great day and let me know if there is anything I can do for you.
If I’m inviting someone I recently met:
It was great meeting you today. I’m looking forward to the opportunity to work with you. I’d like to add you to my LinkedIn network so we can reach out to each other from time to time. In the meantime, if there is anything I can do for you let me know.
Have a great day,
Create a Invitation Script You Like and Save It
Once you get some invitation scripts you like built, save them in a notepad, word doc, sticky note, on your desktop, or somewhere easily accessible. When you need the script; copy and paste into the invite. Nothing says you need to create a new invite every time! You will only invite someone once, so there is no fear of duplication.
Ideally you will create a script for each type of invite.
These are basic scripts you would use for everyday invites. I will be writing more about invites in future posts. Sign up for this blog so you will be certain to receive additional ideas.