Linkedin Introductions: More Good Stuff from The Learning Maverick

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Demonstrates steps involved in requesting introductions and forwarding requests to targeted users. Also demonstrates steps for withdrawing requests so as to free up one of a limited allowance of requests.

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<ul><li> 1. LINKEDIN INTRODUCTIONSMore Good Stuff from The Learning Maverick 2012 Maverick Learning Designs </li> <li> 2. About this Booklet Although I present this in the form of a PowerPoint presentation, this is really a booklet to be read and not something to be projected on a wall in a group setting. wrong right 2012 Maverick Learning Designs </li> <li> 3. About this Booklet Although I present this in the form of a PowerPoint presentation, this is really a booklet to be read and not something to be projected on a wall in a group setting. If youd like others to read this, please send them a link via Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook, rather than distribute hard copies. Im told that this will increase my ranking on Google and thus my chances of becoming rich and famous one day. 2012 Maverick Learning Designs </li> <li> 4. About this Booklet Although I present this in the form of a PowerPoint presentation, this is really a booklet to be read and not something to be projected on a wall in a group setting. If youd like others to read this, please send them a link via Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook, rather than distribute hard copies. Im told that this will increase my ranking on Google and thus my chances of becoming rich and famous one day. If youd like to have a version of this booklet suitable to a group setting, or a cooler, more interactive version suitable for online self-study, just ask; youll find my contact info on the final slide. 2012 Maverick Learning Designs </li> <li> 5. Your Objective If you want to make use of the introductions feature of LinkedIn, youre in the right place. Youll learn: 2012 Maverick Learning Designs </li> <li> 6. Your Objective If you want to make use of the introductions feature of LinkedIn, youre in the right place. Youll learn: How to ask for an introduction 2012 Maverick Learning Designs </li> <li> 7. Your Objective If you want to make use of the introductions feature of LinkedIn, youre in the right place. Youll learn: How to ask for an introduction What to expect after youve asked 2012 Maverick Learning Designs </li> <li> 8. Your Objective If you want to make use of the introductions feature of LinkedIn, youre in the right place. Youll learn: How to ask for an introduction What to expect after youve asked How to make an introduction 2012 Maverick Learning Designs </li> <li> 9. Your Objective If you want to make use of the introductions feature of LinkedIn, youre in the right place. Youll learn: How to ask for an introduction What to expect after youve asked How to make an introduction How to manage your introductions so you dont run through your allowance of outstanding requests 2012 Maverick Learning Designs </li> <li> 10. ASKING </li> <li> 11. Asking: 1 of 4 Steps Begin by finding in the Profile of one of your connections one of their connections to whom youd like an introduction. Click their name. 2012 Maverick Learning Designs </li> <li> 12. Asking: 2 of 4 Steps After opening your targets profile, click [Get Introduced through a connection]. 2012 Maverick Learning Designs </li> <li> 13. Asking: 3 of 4 Steps Next, click the name of the connection youll ask to introduce you to your target. (You wont always have more than one shared connection, of course.) 2012 Maverick Learning Designs </li> <li> 14. Asking: 4 of 4 Steps Next, fill out the message form, telling your connection why you want to be introduced to your target. Then click [Send Request]. Thats all it takes to ask. 2012 Maverick Learning Designs </li> <li> 15. Sample Request Heres a note I wrote recently when asking for an introduction. Notice that I gave my Connection an out, as LinkedIn recommends. Hi, Will...hope things are going well. Would you feel comfortable in introducing me (by forwarding this message) to Eliza Doolittle? My purpose would be to chat with Eliza regarding how training gets accomplished at Higgins &amp; Company. (This would be market research--not a sales call.) No worries if you dont feel comfortable--I know a lot of considerations come into play in these matters. Many thanks! 2012 Maverick Learning Designs </li> <li> 16. RECEIVING A REQUEST </li> <li> 17. Receiving a Request: 1 of 3 Steps Youll get a message like this in your e-mail inbox when one of your Connections asks for an introduction. Clock [Forward or decline this Request]. 2012 Maverick Learning Designs </li> <li> 18. Receiving a Request: 2 of 3 Steps Here you can either decline the request or forward it to the target. To forward the request to the targeted person, click [Forward]. 2012 Maverick Learning Designs </li> <li> 19. Receiving a Request: 3 of 3 Steps Now you have an opportunity to compose a message to the targeted person. When youre done, click [Forward Message]. 2012 Maverick Learning Designs </li> <li> 20. Courtesy If you are unwilling to Forward a request, please Decline it properly and send a brief note of explanation to the requestor. This frees up a spot in their Introductions queue and lets them know theyll have to find a different avenue of approach to the targeted person. 2012 Maverick Learning Designs </li> <li> 21. ACCEPTED? </li> <li> 22. Accepted, Declined, Ignored If your target accepts an introduction, you and s/he will become connected and you will receive e-mail confirmation. 2012 Maverick Learning Designs </li> <li> 23. Accepted, Declined, Ignored If your target accepts an introduction, you and s/he will become connected and you will receive e-mail confirmation. If your target declines an introduction, you wont get an e- mail, but the number of your outstanding requests (more on this shortly) will decline by one. 2012 Maverick Learning Designs </li> <li> 24. Accepted, Declined, Ignored If your target accepts an introduction, you and s/he will become connected and you will receive e-mail confirmation. If your target declines an introduction, you wont get an e- mail, but the number of your outstanding requests (more on this shortly) will decline by one. If your target takes no action, your request will be outstanding for six months, at which time its status will change to expired. 2012 Maverick Learning Designs </li> <li> 25. YOUR ALLOWANCE </li> <li> 26. Your Introduction Allowance If you have a Basic membership, you are allowed to have up to five* outstanding introduction requests. If you have five out and request another, a message pops up letting you know you have spent your allowance.* If you upgrade your membership, your introduction allowance will increase. 2012 Maverick Learning Designs </li> <li> 27. Your Introduction Allowance If you have a Basic membership, you are allowed to have up to five* outstanding introduction requests. If you have five out and request another, a message pops up letting you know you have spent your allowance. The message doesnt tell you that you also have the option to withdraw an old introduction in order to free up a spot in your queue. Ill show you how to do it, beginning on the next slide. 2012 Maverick Learning Designs </li> <li> 28. Withdrawing a Request: Step 1 of 5 If you have used up your allowance of introduction requests, you can withdraw one thats growing stale so you can send a fresh one. Start by clicking the inbox tab, as shown. 2012 Maverick Learning Designs </li> <li> 29. Withdrawing a Request: Step 2 of 5 Next, open your Sent mail folder by clicking [Sent]. 2012 Maverick Learning Designs </li> <li> 30. Withdrawing a Request: Step 3 of 5 Next, drop the menu shown below and click [Introductions]. 2012 Maverick Learning Designs </li> <li> 31. Withdrawing a Request: Step 4 of 5 Next, click the title of the request you want to withdraw. 2012 Maverick Learning Designs </li> <li> 32. Withdrawing a Request: Step 5 of 5 Finally, click [Withdraw] and youre done. 2012 Maverick Learning Designs </li> <li> 33. Complications Fairly often, the person you approach with an introduction request wont quite understand the process and will do this: 2012 Maverick Learning Designs </li> <li> 34. Complications Fairly often, the person you approach with an introduction request wont quite understand the process and will do this: Write a normal message to your target. 2012 Maverick Learning Designs </li> <li> 35. Complications Fairly often, the person you approach with an introduction request wont quite understand the process and will do this: Write a normal message to your target. Not forward your request to the target. 2012 Maverick Learning Designs </li> <li> 36. Complications Fairly often, the person you approach with an introduction request wont quite understand the process and will do this: Write a normal message to your target. Not forward your request to the target. The result is that the target has nothing to accept. Consequently, you wont be connected and youll receive no confirmation. 2012 Maverick Learning Designs </li> <li> 37. Complications Fairly often, the person you approach with an introduction request wont quite understand the process and will do this: Write a normal message to your target. Not forward your request to the target. The result is that the target has nothing to accept. Consequently, you wont be connected and youll receive no confirmation. If you suspect this has happened, write a nice note to your Connection or, better yet, call them to sort things out. (You may have to withdraw the earlier request and start over.) 2012 Maverick Learning Designs </li> <li> 38. AND IN CONCLUSION </li> <li> 39. Thanks! Thanks for reading this little treatise. Ive always liked visiting (your town) and spending a little time with you, (your name.) If youd like to provide feedback or tell a bit about your own experiences, Id be delighted to hear from you. You can reach me through several channels: 720/951-5440 dennisafahey@maverickld.com Learningmaverick.com (WordPress) @dennisafahey (Twitter) 2012 Maverick Learning Designs </li> </ul>