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The most powerful online tool for sales professionals is LinkedIn. You know the platform is a goldmine for finding prospects and connecting with others in the industry.

Currently, you have 400 connections on LinkedIn. But, have you even said anything to them besides Happy Birthday?

Most people don’t know how to use LinkedIn properly. You may not even know how to start a conversation to make someone say more than “thank you.”

In this week’s episode of the Sales Evangelist Podcast, host Donald Kelly shares his hidden strategy for starting conversations on LinkedIn. Listen to Donald’s advice to make prospective buyers reply to your messages.

Don’t Engage in LinkedIn Phishing

  • Do you send hundreds of automated emails hoping someone will bite? You do know this is basically email spam on LinkedIn, right? Instead, pretend it’s the 1950s and start conversations like people used to do.
  • Silver Bullet: LinkedIn shares other celebrations with you besides birthdays. Donald tells you why it’s vital to pay attention to these.
  • Also, Donald shares a story of how he uses this LinkedIn feature uniquely. He discovered the key to making people respond to messages faster.

Consider Sending a Video

  • You may be nervous about getting on camera, but it could lead to more engagement on LinkedIn. It’s worth you overcoming your fears and taking this risk.
  • Donald discovered by sending a personal video that his LinkedIn connection was more willing to do business.
  • Pay attention to birthdays, work anniversaries, and promotions. You can use these celebrations to start great conversations on LinkedIn.
  • Are you struggling to create the perfect LinkedIn profile? Check out our 6-week LinkedIn Prospecting Course and start generating 3-5 appointments per week.

Donald shares insightful advice within this week’s episode. Subscribe and listen to The Sales Evangelist Podcast for more LinkedIn strategies.


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Donald is the host of the popular sales podcast,"The Sales Evangelist". He is the founder of The Sales Evangelist Consulting Firm where he helps small companies develop killer sales process to scale their business and increase growth.

Donald is also an award-winning speaker, sales trainer, and coach. He's a big fan of traveling, South Florida staycations and high-quality family time. Donald has a belief that “anyone” can sell if they have the desire and receives the proper training.

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