LinkedIn is a great resource for networking and I can get so scared of getting rejected if I try and connect online, let alone in real person. So, I took on the ultimate networking challenge and did LinkedIn in real life.
LOL…this challenge actually left me in stitches. I went up to people, asking ‘will you connect with me?’. Obviously, they replied ‘what on earth do you mean?’. I said, ‘LinkedIn? Can we connect? Will you endorse me? I will endorse you. Check out my new skills’.
There were some successes and some fun chats – but it was mostly a lesson in perseverance, in creativity with connecting and honing the best way to go from a cold introduction to a warm, friendly conversation.