Here are some proven scripts you can use to leverage one of the best tools for connecting in business, LinkedIn.
1. Reconnecting with someone you know.
When reconnecting with contacts on LinkedIn, it is best to keep it brief and to the point, but always personalize the message to acknowledge the relationship.
I saw your profile on LinkedIn and would like to reconnect. It’s been quite a long time since we’ve spoken. Please accept this invite. I look forward to catching up soon.
2. Connecting with someone you don’t know.
It is not uncommon to connect with someone on LinkedIn that you have never met before. In fact, the reason you want to connect with them is so you will have an opportunity to introduce yourself to them. Starting with a LinkedIn invitation is a great icebreaker.
I saw your profile on LinkedIn and noticed we share a mutual interest in [name whatever commonality you might have such as the manufacturing industry, software services, etc.] and would like to connect. Please accept this invite as an initial introduction.