“Hey Rob I see we have tons of friends here on LinkedIn, let’s connect”

(I accept, but know full well that upon acceptance the chances are high they will spam me with some message right away.)
 
Yup, almost immediately they send me a message saying how great they are and how I must try their service.
 
Look, if I said this once, I’ve said it a million times, this is not the way to build trust with your audience. A sales pitch right after friend requesting someone is not the way to bond with your new friend.
 
Oh, well yeah they teach that “the more contacts, the better chance of adding sales” tactic.
Hmm, nope!
 
A more simpler approach to building that bond (that trust) and getting the conversation started would be… “Hi Rob, I see you write books for entrepreneurs, I would love to learn more about you, can we connect here on LinkedIn?
 
Then after I accept, you follow up with, “Thanks for the connection Rob, looking forward to reading your books and seeing how I can apply your expertise to my business.”
 
You see that approach now puts you in favor of your new connection.
You are now putting them first, instead of yourself.
You are flipping the script and asking how their expertise can help, instead of you pushing them on your product or service.
 
This approach gets your new found connection to bond with you faster without the need to spam them.
Which means more people are now trusting you, instead of despising you.

Rob is an experienced Digital Marketing Strategist, Author, Corporate Ghostwriter, Speaker and Trust Creator who can transform and monetize your brand.He's the author of "Social Media Debunked", "Share: 27 Ways To Boost Your Social Media Experience, Build Trust and Attract Followers", "Lessons From The Dojo: 101 Ways To Improve Your Life, Business and Relationships" and "Rob Versus The Scammers: Protecting The World Against Fraud, Nuisance Calls and Downright Phony Scams" and the coauthor of "Optimize This: How Two Carpet Cleaners Consistently Beat Web Designers On The Search Engines", "The #AskDrA Book Series: Easy & Practical Answers To Enjoying Life As A New Sleever", "No Experience Necessary: Social Media For The Boomers, Gen X-ers & The Over 50 Entrepreneur" and "Power Guesting: Insider Secrets To Profit From Being A Great Podcasting Guest."Rob helps companies across the globe generate new revenue and capture online business. Rob is also available to share talks and give interviews. To learn more and to get started visit www.AnspachMedia.com or call Anspach Media at (412)267-7224 today.