Updated: Dec 24, 2020
One of my favorite tricks on LinkedIn is to thank a random person for their wisdom. Lots of people are sharing amazing thoughts and posing great questions. I'll comment on their post or I'll reply to someone's comment of a post with a "wow, that's good stuff! Thank you for sharing!"
This sows seeds into the relationship. I'm now on their radar.
LinkedIn should be treated like school - we can learn by listening and asking questions. People that are active on LinkedIn are a tremendous resource because most people treat LinkedIn the same way I'm explaining in this teaching - a place to build relationships.
As Christian entrepreneurs, we're already conditioned to surround ourselves with experiences and knowledge we don't have. That's why we participate in Bible studies at church. We have the opportunity to learn from the wisdom of those that have been there and done that.
The Bible says
"Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance (Proverbs 1:5)"
Find people in your industry who can teach you. Ask them questions. Comment on their posts. Then listen closely to what they are sharing. Seek to understand their mind and heart.
Make it a goal to learn something new from a person or group every day. This habit will benefit you because you'll gain Wisdom AND gain the attention of the person you're trying to connect with, therefore helping you reach your goal of growing your business through LinkedIn. In just a few weeks, your network and knowledge will expand.
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