5 Direct Message Tricks For LinkedIn

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Trying to get a response from prospects on LinkedIn?

I’m going to keep it short and sweet in this update.

The reason I’m keeping it short is because the key to getting responses is to keep things short!

So, here are some of the tips to help you


Don’t write like emails

Often people write messages to read like an email. I don’t.

One of my preferred messages follows these rules…

  • One Question
  • Say their name at the end of the first sentence
  • Don’t sign off like an email
  • Keep the message to 3 lines max.


Dangle a Carrot

This message doubled my response rate and my team use versions of this today.

Is getting clients from LinkedIn priority for you [name]?

Would it be ok to send you a quick video with some tips and tricks?


Double Message

This is a good one, it works well for me.

I send me message referencing a link.

I deliberately don’t include the link.

I then send a message, explaining I’m getting old and forget the link.

Works a treat for a nudge and gets some fun conversation going too.


Curiosity Kills Cats

People love to square circles.

We like to know things, especially when people don’t give it up easily.

I tried this message and it worked brilliantly.

 Can I ask you a question first name?

[wait for reply] – you get lots of replies, especially if you have engaged with their content or they have seen you in their feed before.

Who is best to speak to about bringing [company] more business from LinkedIn?

So, these are the tips for this edition.

Short, sweet and to the point.

Because that is the final lesson.

The best messages are simple and straightforward. No waffle, no nonsense and remember... curiosity makes a huge difference.

Go give these a try and please, if you like what I do, share this with your network👍 

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