My First Post From The WordPress App!


I’ve been struggling to post with the hectic pace of my life this year. Today, I finally took some time to experiment with the WordPress app on my phone. 

It’s really cool! 

My hope is this springboards me to more consist blogging.

I had an amazing time corresponding with so many people on my recent LinkedIn discussion. Currently it’s at just over 40,000 views. The topic was my decision to disconnect with unresponsive contacts.

I didn’t agree with a lot of things people were saying. There were a lot of comment like,

“Connect with anyone, you never know.” 

There are arguments for that, but only to a point. I have 3,200 followers and nobody has offered me a $250,000/yr gig yet! 😀 Maybe some day right?

Some people said I was too sensitive 😰

Others said I shouldn’t expect a response at all. People are too busy or not on LinkedIn much. Some said they get too much email to reply.

Most people continued to skirt the issue of not replying to the email itself. It takes 30 seconds to say “thanks” with a quick note. People are not getting many personalized notes unless they have a massive following.

Some people said “good for me” -everyone should be more selective in who they connect with. 

One of the best points that was brought up several times is, 

“You need to know what you want out of LinkedIn. What are your expectations?”

Fair point.

This is a social network. People should be social. I’ve always answered emails that were not generic garbage, or spamming me.

Want to set yourself apart from the crowd who are trying to take shortcuts? 

Reply, engage & care!

In case you missed the LinedIn post, Click here to be redirected to it.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend wherever you are!

Thanks!

Tim

TimMushey.com

The Power Of A LinkedIn Conversation!

I posted this question on LinkedIn last week, and the amount of engagement has been amazing! Over 35,000 as of today.

The question was,

I really need your opinion on something. I’ve started to delete selected new connections for being non-responsive and now I’m second guessing myself. Here’s one example. A recruiter reached out with a generic invite to connect. I decided to accept, as an experiment. I sent my typical personalized welcome email, with a note of places to connect with me on social media. But then I took it a step further. I asked if there was a specific reason they wanted to connect. Was there an opportunity that wanted to discuss, or something else. I gave them 7 business days to reply, and if they did not, I decided I would delete them as a connection.

Surprise surprise no reply. HELP! Was I ….

  • Too harsh? I should just connect with everyone and not be so sensitive
  • I did a good thing, we all need to be more selective with who we connect with
  • I have to respect people’s busy schedules and not expect replies
  • Thinking about this is a time suck and I should just get back to more important things 🙂

I can’t wait to hear back from you all. This is going to be fun!

The amount of comments and responses on my LinkedIn post has been truly overwhelming. I would LOVE if you stopped by and gave your two cents.

Click here to see the post!

Click here to connect with me on LinkedIn!

 

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My Video 95% Of People On LinkedIn Say WHATEVER To This!

Social media is supposed to be social isn’t it? I’m finding more and more each day that it’s becoming just “media”.

Broadcasting.

Spreading your message with little or no interaction. LinkedIn should be an amazing place to correspond with people, and it certainly can be. But often I find people connect and disappear in to the “internet abyss”.

What’s the deal with that?

This video is a follow up to a blog post I did on June 22, 2016 titled, “95% Of People On LinkedIn Say WHATEVER To This” to this.

Click here if you missed it.

I had several people chime in with comments, and it inspired this short three-minute video.

  • Do you agree?
  • Disagree?
  • Kind of agree?
  • Have a different theory altogether regarding unresponsiveness?

Would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below, or via social media!

 

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95% Of People On LinkedIn Say “Whatever” To This!

I love LinkedIn! I really enjoy connecting with old classmates, work colleagues, friends and even long-lost family. Oh yeah, did I mention all the great people I have met working towards an online business the past few years too?

But I am quite fascinated by something.

It’s the lack of responsiveness on a personalized email that I send after initially connecting with somebody.

Please do not misconstrue my message as being bitter, or that I think the world owes me something. It doesn’t.

But I always find it very interesting that….

95% of people do not reply on LinkedIn when I send them a “welcome” email after I connect.

I send if after somebody invites me to connect, and when I invite somebody to connect with me.

Simply, I send a couple quick lines thanking them for connecting, and make sure to include a personal touch. I might bring up something I saw on their profile, or if I already know them it’s even easier to get personal! Then I list (with links) all of the other social media channels that they can connect with me on if interested. Finally, I include a quick summary sentence or two thanking them again for connecting.

Paul Castain from Sales Playbook taught me this years ago, and it makes a whole lotta sense.

The startling results, after several years of doing this, are 95% of people don’t reply.

LinkedIn Makes Us Very Lazy!

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LinkedIn is an incredible platform for connecting with prospects, current customer and old colleagues and friends. I’ve really enjoyed my time on LinkedIn for the past several years. The reality is, social platforms change over time, and the one big thing that I have noticed about LinkedIn over the past year, is they are cultivating an online culture of laziness. Yes laziness!

What do I mean by that.

Five things stand out for me that promote lazy networking/corresponding on LinkedIn:

 

  1. Congratulations on the new job emails – “Congrats on new role. Hope you’re doing well.” Received close to 100 of these when I changed jobs 2 years ago. 90+ of the emails I received were this generic note.
  2. Congratulations on the work anniversary emails – “Congrats on the anniversary! Hope you’re doing well!” This is the generic email that is sent if you acknowledge a connection’s anniversary. I was very grateful for all of the well wishes that I received on a recent work anniversary, but 95% of the people just hit the button that generated the autoreply.
  3. Happy Birthday emails – “Happy Birthday!” Yeah standard stuff right? Same thing. I high percentage of people just hit that button to send the generic note.
  4. Thank you for the endorsement emails – “Thank you for the recent endorsement“. Or something similar to that. This time, I was about to send the thank you to a connection this weekend, then said “ugggh” as the generic reply came up. I personalized it, then sent it off.
  5. Invitation to connect on LinkedIn – You know the one! If you’ve followed me for a while, you know how I feel about this.