Some basic sales tips for you this week-
LinkedIn Etiquette Fails: 4 Mistakes That Will Make You Look Unprofessional
I am a big fan of Linkedin and have over 1800 connections. With that said I thought this article was great on what to do and not to do as we use Linkedin to build our business relationships.
Everyone can spot bad office etiquette when they see it: taking loud personal calls at your desk, cooking an Atlantic salmon in the office microwave, or bringing vicious dogs to meetings. But how aware are you of bad LinkedIn etiquette?
For you and me—dear, smart, and socially advanced reader—these LinkedIn etiquette mistakes will seem like common sense. Yet, they still happen every day.
Having zero reason for connecting
Many people on LinkedIn will try to connect with you. I’m sure they have a reason. But mostly a connection request from a stranger feels like this:
Hello fellow business person!
You don’t recognize my name or LinkedIn profile picture. This is understandable as we’ve never met, never done business together, live 10,000 miles from each other, and appear to have absolutely nothing in common.
That said, I was browsing LinkedIn and glanced at your profile. I thought—why not add this complete stranger to my trusted professional network?
If you want to connect with a stranger on LinkedIn, have a reason and something business-like to offer.
It doesn’t have to be much. Say you read a blog post I wrote. Or mention that you might need to hire someone with my skills sometime in the future. Any personal message is better than a random request to connect.
To read more tips here is the link:
15 Business Etiquette Rules Every Professional Needs to Know
In a business situation, you should use your full name, but you should also pay attention to how others want to be introduced.
If your name is too long or difficult to pronounce, Pachter says you should consider changing or shortening it. Or you should consider writing down the pronunciation of your name on a business card and giving it to others.
Always stand when you're being introduced to someone.
"Standing helps establish your presence. You make it easy for others to ignore you if you don’t stand. If you are caught off guard and cannot rise, you should lean forward to indicate that you would stand, if you could."
To read more of these tips here is the link:
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Have a great day and an even better sales week!