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Sample LinkedIn Scripts to Help You Build Better Relationships Faster

How To Connect With People You Don’t Personally Know On LinkedIn

Out of all the questions I get asked around LinkedIn by far the number one question is, “What do I say to someone I don’t know to invite them into my network.” Following are a couple of examples you can use. Feel free to change them so they compliment your own personal style. Note that they are just a starting point but I find it is much better to work off of something than to try to create something from a blank page or screen.

Example 1: Sample Invite Script for LinkedIn

Dear [Insert Name],

I came across your profile on LinkedIn and was very impressed with the work you do. I have been working in (IT, marketing, operations, etc.) and at this time I am in a  job search mode. As such I would really appreciate the opportunity to talk  with you for 10 minutes or so to explore your insight as to a potential job in (IT, marketing, operations, etc at your organization or perhaps in other organizations where you have LinkedIn connections.

I also am networking daily and meeting people who might be a strong addition to your network. I would be happy to make introductions and offer support to you in any way I can. Let me know when might be a convenient time to call for a quick chat.

Best Regards,

Your Name

Example 2: Sample Invite Script to Invite Someone Into Your Network

Dear [Insert Name],

I would like to invite you to join my LinkedIn network. I am building a vibrant network  and am very happy to help you in any way I can. I would appreciate it, though, if you choose not to accept my invitation that you click on “Archive” instead of “I Don’t Know.”

Thanks for your time and I look forward to connecting with you.

Best Regards,

Your Name

The third sample is a script you can use if you choose to start a group on LinkedIn . . . also the subject of a future blog entry and something I highly recommend (starting your own group). But, for now, I hope you benefit from the following and let us know your thoughts on good scripts. What has worked for you or your colleagues?

Example 3: LinkedIn Script to Send to Someone When They Join Your Group

Dear [Insert Name],

Thank you for joining the Driving Distribution Sales Beyond LinkedIn Group. I really value your participation and welcome you to join in on the current conversations as well as offer new ones. Please also feel free to contact me at [email protected] with any questions or suggestions you might have for making this group the best group you have joined on LinkedIn or any other online community (I hope!) Finally, please share this with others who would benefit from the discussions and connections offered in the group. I look forward to your participation.

Best Regards,

Your Name

Melissa G Wilson

Melissa has been a leader in the book writing, publishing and marketing arena for the past two decades. To date, she has helped more than 100 thought leaders write, publish and market their books. Her clients include executives such as Dan Weinfurter a seven-time Inc 500 winner and Orlando Ashford, President of Holland Cruise Lines.

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