If you’re going to use LinkedIn with people you meet at a conferences (like the wonderful #authority2015 conference that I am currently attending), you might be about to make a big mistake.
Let’s fix that, right now, shall we?
Don’t use mobile. Not the mobile version of the site, or the app. Use the desktop.
You won’t get an opportunity to say anything meaningful to the person you’re about to connect with.
You WANT something meaningful and specific that will evoke the awesomeness of your conversation. Something like, “great connecting with you over lunch. Let me know if you want a guest post on ultra running.”
What you DON’T want is to be boring. And THAT’s what you get when you use the mobile client! When you use mobile, LinkedIn will send something that looks a whole lot like “I’d like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn.”
That’s boring. Uninspiring. And it won’t bring back the magic of the conference.
Use the desktop client. And say something wonderful.
You’re welcome. 😉