If you're not sure, think about this. Now's the time to ramp up your efforts, not slow them down just because people are saying, "Let's talk about that in the new year."
This is actually the perfect time to be focused on LinkedIn, updating your profile and connecting with people you know and don't know.(And if you need help figuring out how to use LinkedIn to get clients, it's one of the 4 lessons I'm teaching in the new online course through HOW Design University: Developing a Successful Online Marketing Plan.
In fact, here's a question I got from a client about the nitty gritty of connecting on LinkedIn:
When I try to add someone to my network, I have to choose from the following to describe our relationship. What should I say for people I don't know?
- a) Colleague
- b) Classmate
- c) We've done business together
- d) Friend
- e) Other, I do not know them
If I choose a, b, or c, I have to state the company or school, if I choose Friend I have to provide their email address, and if I choose e, it will not send the invite. How do I get around this?
What do you think? How do you deal with this?