said 11 months, 3 weeks ago:
You have to look at what kind of results or what you expect to have happen on LinkedIn. I take the time and call who I am connected to..for the most part people are open to it and some are not. Be their friend, I am not selling anything when I make the calls. I would say most people are expecting the sales pitch.
Also, when you accept someone’s invitation on LinkedIn, tell them you are open to connect with them offline via the phone for 15 minutes. This has worked very well for me.
I have collaborated on articles been published in the Art Calendar, hooked up to do Social Media training for people. managed groups, shared advice or resources. My network is becoming closer – The challenge with most groups the manager is not present or monitoring their groups this is why I have left a few groups.
Using LI for visibility and not interacting isn’t doing anything for you.
I hope this helpsMari-Lyn