How to Build Profitable Relationships and Powerful Friends: It’s All in the Invitation

Social Networking Invitations, Facebook Friends, How to Invite Friends on Facebook, How to Grow Your LinkedIn Network, How to Write an a Social Networking Invitation, LinkedIn Etiquette
  1. Katrina says:

    This does not sound like a broken record.
    The broken record is the numbers game.
    ‘Course you can count, but why should you be bored
    By quantities, whose quality’s the same?
    To do a good job’s an absolute must
    In order to know, to like and to trust.

  2. Marilyn says:

    I’ve been doing the same thing!
    So I understand wholeheartedly!

    Rock On!

  3. Victoria Reeve says:

    Sounds ridiculous but, until one of your early postings on this topic, I felt rude rejecting any requests – including the ones without a headshot or a personal note! Your posting provided the all-important ‘aha!’ moment, and I immediately started exercising my freedom to not respond to requests that left me feeling disrespected or uneasy in any way, and to begin cleaning out my FB ‘friends’ list.

    Reiteration never hurts – you never know who needs to hear this message, exactly as written, today. Thank you for writing and posting your message the day I needed to hear it!

    • Melissa Galt says:

      Victoria,

      I’m thrilled to hear that! Yes, I even still get a twinge on those invites that I “ignore” but I have minimum standards of friendliness and know too well, from growing up with a celebrity, that hangers on are ultimately just that.

      Stick to your guns on the quality and you’ll reap rich rewards in relationships and business.

      Hugs, Melissa

      • Curious which celebrity you grew up with?

        P.S. I love this line – “I guarantee you already know all the people you will ever need to know to realize every dream you have. You simply aren’t tapping the gold you have, instead you are busy scrounging about for new bright shiny bits that won’t get mined any better than those you’ve had for years.”

        There was a period when I was marketing myself like crazy and drowning in prospects. Meanwhile, I was missing out on opportunities that were available through people who were already in my network! Lesson learned.

        I’m glad I discovered your blog – great stuff. I’ll be reading it more often.

  4. Jana says:

    The truth all day Melussa. I also don’t except every invitation in the whole social network circle. Thanks for the wisdom.

    Blessings, Jana

  5. Melissa, I just LOVE reading these words. I so resonate.

    I so appreciate connecting with people – when it’s real!
    You are definitely one I am experiencing as real, present, authentic – a gift to your social network! 🙂

    Much appreciation!

  6. Tracey Tarrant says:

    THANK YOU!!! I like to call it, “Organic Growth”

    In fact, I need to re-weed out not only my social networks, but for my clients too.

    I’m glad to see others are finally starting to get the fact it’s not about how many people you can follow or how fast you get to 10k…it’s about the QUALITY of connections and having a network you can actually mange.

  7. Carrie Chavez Hansen says:

    I really appreciate your insight Melissa! I actually have felt guilty for not accepting SoMe invites; but no more. Thanks for the kick that I needed in that arena.

    Carrie Chavez Hansen

    • Melissa Galt says:

      Carrie,

      Guilt is a choice, don’t choose it! LOL. I know that feeling and got over it a long time ago.

      You are wonderfully in charge of who you let into your inner circle.

      Hugs, Melissa

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