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Creating Great LinkedIn Messages
Creating Great LinkedIn Messages
Updated over a week ago

First impressions matter, especially on LinkedIn, a professional platform overflowing with connection requests. When you connect with new leads through on LinkedIn, a well-crafted LinkedIn message can be the key to unlocking a genuine conversation. This guide will equip you with strategies to write compelling messages that go beyond the generic "Hi, nice to connect" and foster real lead engagement.

Step 1: Personalize, Personalize, Personalize!

A generic message gets ignored. Take a few minutes to personalize your message based on the lead's information:

  • Reference their profile: Did they mention a specific area of expertise or interest in their profile? Mention it in your message!

  • Mutual connections: Leverage shared connections for a warmer introduction. Mention a mutual contact and how you both might benefit from connecting.

Example:

"Hi [Lead's Name],

I see you're connected with [Mutual Contact], who also works in the [Industry] space. I'd love to connect and discuss how [Your Company] can help you with [mention a specific pain point from their industry]."

Step 2: Offer Value, Not Just a Sales Pitch

People don't want to feel like they're being sold to right away. Focus on offering value in your message:

  • Share relevant content: Do you have a blog post or case study that aligns with their interests? Offer it as a resource.

  • Ask insightful questions: Show you've done your research. Craft a question that sparks a conversation about their challenges or goals.

  • Offer free consultations: If your company offers free consultations, mention that you'd be happy to jump on a quick call to discuss their specific needs.

Example:

"I recently wrote a blog post on [topic relevant to their industry]. I think you might find it interesting - [link to blog post]. Would you be open to a quick call to discuss how it can be applied to your business?"

Step 3: Keep it Concise and Actionable

People are busy. Keep your message brief and clear:

  • Aim for 3-4 sentences maximum.

  • End with a clear call to action (CTA). Do you want them to download content, schedule a call, or connect on another platform?

Example:

"Would love to connect and learn more about your work at [Company Name]. Let me know if you're interested in a quick chat next week."

By personalizing your message, offering value, and keeping it concise, you'll craft a LinkedIn message that grabs attention and sets the stage for a productive lead conversation.

Bonus Tip: Proofread your message before sending! Typos and grammatical errors create a negative impression.

Remember, effective lead engagement takes time and effort, but with RB2B and these tips on your side, you can craft compelling LinkedIn messages that nurture relationships and convert leads into loyal customers.

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