I don’t mean to date anyone but do you remember when you either called someone, sent them a letter, or Fed Exed the package over? Technology has changed the landscape of communicating and interacting. In some ways its better and in some ways its gotten more complicated. Have you ever requested an introduction to a 3rd degree connection only to still be waiting three weeks later for the message to be delivered? I personally don’t request many introductions because it just seems simpler to pick up the phone and call the person. I simply introduce myself and tell them how we’re connected on LinkedIn and then ask my question or deliver my message. If I’m not able to make it interesting in a short conversation I doubt I could do better in writing. Introductions are a good thing, you just can’t count on them to be delivered 100% of the time. At least with a phone call you have an answer whether positive or negative and you can go to the next step or move on. What do you think?
J.D. Gershbein is the President of Owlish Communications, an Internet Marketing firm based in the Chicago, Illinois suburb of Vernon Hills. When he’s not helping his clients shine on LinkedIn, J.D. creates business cartoons and comic strips that brand businesses and make them memorable. He is the creator of the comic strip, The Handshake Club™, which features such notable characters as Will Banter™ and Brandy Share ™.
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