When networking read the profile before you send that friend request! (rant)

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Learn Small Business

I know I sound like a broken record, but PLEASE take the time to read the profile of the person you wish to network with before you send them a networking invitation.  On my LinkedIn profile, I plainly state that I do not accept canned invites, yet day in and day out I receive dozens of "I'd like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn" messages. Grrr! Drives me crazy.  Same thing with Facebook. On my profile it plainly states that I don't accept friend requests unless I know how we are connected.  So why is it that when I log into Facebook I see at least one or two requests without messages?!?!?!

Networking is about making good first impressions.  If you can't even take the time to read my profile, how am I to believe that you will take the time to do a good job on my project?  It only takes a few extra minutes to read a profile.  This will let you determine if this potential contact is someone that you can help. 

 

Okay rant over. I'm back to my normal, happy go-lucky self.

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Rainer
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Dawn Uselding
Short Sale Assistant
A New Dawn Real Estate Services, LLC

It feels good to get things off your chest once in awhile doesn't it?  I see you Twitter - is it worth it?

November 11, 2009 03:48 PM
Rainmaker
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Ken Cook
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Digital Content Creator

Now where do I know you from? Bwahahahaaa

November 11, 2009 03:49 PM
Rainer
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DeAnna Troupe
Learn Small Business

Dawn, in my opinion, absolutely! I've gotten new clients and interviews just from the activity that I engage in on twitter.  The key to Twitter is moderation.  You don't have to be on there all day in order to get results.

Ken, you are absolutely silly!

November 11, 2009 03:55 PM
Rainer
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DeAnna Troupe
Learn Small Business

Dawn, yes it does feel good to get stuff off your chest sometimes! LOL

November 11, 2009 03:59 PM
Rainer
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Crystal Leach
I Am Marketing

Even worste when people come to your office to market and they don't know anything about your business.  I just had someone come in today and for the first time EVER, I actually wanted to shoo her out without hearing what she had to offer.  Seriously....

November 12, 2009 03:04 PM
Rainer
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DeAnna Troupe
Learn Small Business

Crystal, with the high cost of gas, people still do that sort of thing? That's just awful!  I can't imagine taking the time to walk into someone's office and not know what they do.

November 12, 2009 03:35 PM
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Robert L. Brown
Grand Rapids Real Estate Bellabay Realty, West Michigan
www.mrbrownsellsgr.com

Take the time to do your due diligence before you make the introduction. Just like a transaction. Do your homework. Some of them you don't want to do anyway.

December 13, 2009 03:56 PM
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