“Hey, LinkedIn tells me you and I have a lot in common,” said a new contact’s first LinkedIn message. “Real estate and squash!”
I’ve never shown interest in or purchased any real estate ever, and I’ve never played squash.
They might have well have said, “Hey, we have a shared interest in bridge building and pole vaulting.”
A few days later I received a second message: “Hey, if you don’t mind, I’m really busy, so I’m going to have my assistant take over for me from here.”
Who is this? Take over for what? Is this a new Russian hacking method?
And gee, you are too busy? So why are you wasting my time? Holy buckets.
The next day I received a mysterious text with a blind link, I’m guessing from the same person. The text, like all previous communication, says nothing about what they do, the value they offer or anything of interest to me.
Listen, if this is your idea of how to do social selling, they taught you wrong.