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> Basic membership is free, and it will take less than a minute to sign up and join my community.

I have received more than 3-5 invitations like this, worded almost precisely the same manner. The senders have acted surprise...

Like me, have you received e-mail announcements like these?

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> Basic membership is free, and it requires less than a minute to sign up and join my community.

I have received above 35 invitations similar to this, worded almost exactly the same way. The senders have acted surprised and hurt that I did not jump to benefit from this request.

Let's look at the issues within this invitation from the marketing viewpoint.

* Almost all of the invitations I received were from individuals whose names I did not recognize. Why would I want to be part of their community? The invitation does not say who they are, who they have access to and how I would take advantage of their network.

* What's Linked In, how can it work and what're the advantages of using it? No-one has yet explained this clearly within their invitation. You cannot expect that someone receiving this request knows what you're asking them to join or how it would be beneficial to them. It'd be helpful to have a sentence or two describing how it works and mentioning a specific effect anyone behind the request liked from membership. It might be that people assume that since 'basic account is free,' the typical recipient of the invitation may go-ahead and join. But even when it can not cost money, joining would devote some time. You still require to 'sell' people o-n going for a free activity, particularly with respect to a task or business that could be different to them.

* No body took time to head off possible misconceptions or objections for this account. As I am worried that joining would open me up to a lot of email and calls in which I would have no interest and that would spend my time, a non-member of Linked In. Again, you can not assume that anything free is thus enticing; you must imagine why some body might have doubts or dismiss the idea and handle those objections.

* Using a refined request that's almost the exact same as everyone else's doesn't create a great impression. Be taught further about http://www.keithmckittrick.com/ talk by visiting our dynamite article directory. You'd desire to give it your individual stamp, even when the written text supplied by Linked In were powerful, which it's not. To research more, please consider taking a peep at: crunchbase.com/person/keith-mckittrick/.

Aside from being irritated that they're apparently encouraging visitors to send invitations that make little sense, I've nothing against Linked In. Perhaps it is an useful business. My point is that its members should use good sense and basic marketing maxims to encourage busy, suspicious people-to give it an opportunity..
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