How to Use LinkedIn Scripts via Messaging to Start Conversations

In this article I take you through the LinkedIn messages I have used for over 5 years to get into conversations with potential clients, collaborators, referrers and suppliers on LinkedIn.  Remember that the goal is to be conversational. The writing style is less formal than email and more formal than text.

I have these saved in notes on my phone (which I can also access from my computer).

I sign off with Thanks. You may choose to use Cheers, Regards . .

You will notice I have a few variations within each message type, as what I write will depend on the person/industry/perceived opportunity.
If they are a very important lead, I will also include my phone number before the website.

 

1. When Potential Targets/Influencers have viewed your profile

Hi (first name),

LinkedIn tells me you were recently looking at my profile so I thought I’d reach out and invite you to connect.

Thanks,
(Your first name)
(Your company website)

businessman holding iPhone with app LinkedIn on the screen2. Responding to Invitations to Connect (when person is a potential lead or a good potential connection or referrer)

Hi (first name),

Thank you for the recent invitation to connect. How can I help?

OR

Thank you for the invitation to connect.

OR

Thank you for the invitation to connect.
I notice you’re also connected to the lovely (insert full name of relevant mutual connection).

Thanks,
(Your First Name)
(Your company website)

You may also like to follow (name of your organisation) here on LinkedIn at (LinkedIn company page URL)

OR
Sign up to our monthly newsletter for (detail what people can expect to get from your newsletter) at (insert sign up URL)