“Do you want to get to know me better?”
I saw a consultant post this on a newsletter and thought to myself, “Is LinkedIn and other social media platforms enough real estate for someone to really get to know me?” and “How do I inspire someone to go to my website to find out more about me?”
LinkedIn has been an excellent platform for me to share ideas and information as well as collaborate with like-minded professionals.
But how do I drill down and find out more about the individual who is posting information?
What Works Well
Traditionally, websites and video content have been a great way to share your story and purpose. Posting blogs and using tools such as LinkedIn Articles and Newsletters can be great sources of getting your thoughts and ideas publicized. Sharing on interactive platforms, such as LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook that allow others to react or comment have become great leverage points, especially since we have reduced face-to-face networking over the past few years and increased our ability to connect globally.
I do make a general habit of going beyond one’s posts to find out more about them. Connections are very important to me since they give me an organic presence and can develop into authentic relationships.
“If you are not selling yourself, then who will?”
Pro Tips to Learn More About Yourself and Others
- Visit people’s profile page and read their About section as well as take note of their experiences, content, etc. to get to know them better. You may find common ground that will help you to connect in a meaningful way and not just be a person added to your contact volume.
- Message connections to have an extended conversation or even schedule times to meet outside of the platform. It’s generally not well received to do a “cold” sales call in the Messaging function.
- Spend time developing your own story and your About section in your profile. This will assist you in learning more about how to communicate information about yourself.
- Share “About Me” information periodically in your posts. Your posts are great places for you to share values, beliefs, ideas, and knowledge which helps us to learn more about you.
Next Steps to Reach Your Goal
No one is comfortable writing about themselves or telling their stories but that should not stop you. I had a great mentor that told me once, “If you are not selling yourself, then who will?”
Work on your story. Build your personal brand. Connect more authentically.
I think you will find this rewarding and useful towards your professional growth.
Find Out More About Me
I hope you take time to look at my profile on LinkedIn, visit my website at www.everyonethrives.com or message me and get to know me better. I think you will find it mutually beneficial and we both can THRIVE.