I just connected with someone on LinkedIn who then responded with an 8-second voice memo just greeting me by name, letting me know he’s happy to connect, and wishing me a good weekend.
That took him 8 seconds (maybe 12, counting button-pressing)—and made a HUGE impression.
I had mentioned in my connection request that I was connecting with him because of a particular subject matter he’s an expert in, so he then asked what I most wanted to know about it so he could direct me to one of his YouTube videos that addressed that specific element (he’s got a lot of them).
Note that he did this AFTER the voice memo, and after I responded to it with appreciation, thus meaning we were officially in a two-way conversation now—he didn’t jump right into sending me to his YouTube channel, nor was the thing he sent me to generic. He knew it would take him just a moment of his time to direct me to a specific resource that would be of tremendous value to me personally, based on asking me what I most needed.
This is a win for both of us (I get help, he gets traffic). Which is what all networking should be.
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