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A rant about salespeople on LinkedIn

Guess what? That outbound strategy you’ve been having success with and decided to post about on LinkedIn to help “build your personal brand” is now going to be used by more people… and in turn, diminish its effectiveness because it’s no longer unique and novel.


Here’s a thought - stop plastering successful outbound strategies all over LinkedIn for validation and approval from people you don’t know.


If you find something that works and you’re having success with it, keep it to yourself or amongst friends in the industry.


Revealing the ace up your sleeve for a couple of likes isn’t going to get you anywhere.

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BigCheese
Arsonist
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Agency Recruiter
I've never understood this. This is the reason why you see the same openers from multiple people in your LI inbox.
Di
Dialedin
Sales
Exactly, the entire reason why unique openers are effective is because they help to cut through the noise. When everyone is doing it, you're now part of the crowd. 
Opal
Arsonist
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Crocs Model
Agreed! And now everyone uses that stupid "Can I have 27 seconds?" line. Overheard my boss get a call where someone said that and it was utterly cringe. Be confident, don't diminish what you are doing by making a stupid joke. If you are good, they'll give you that time. If you aren't, well I guess keep asking for their time and see how far it gets you. 
Di
Dialedin
Sales
IMO the 27 seconds line is great if you want the call to last 27 seconds… It’s a long shot and you’re effectively throwing shit at the wall and hoping some of it sticks. The best openers I’ve heard don’t ask for time, they command it by delivering value and personalised insight from the start. If there’s no personalisation, there’s no point. 
Feds_Watchin
Politicker
+4
Account Executive
The 27 seconds bit comes from ConnectandSell. It’s an automated dialer. Those people on LI are also pretty insufferable. Shocker I know.
GDO
Politicker
+6
BDM
Hey the WR is also about helping each other out. I’d say if it s very specific sure keep it. But please share your knowledge with us, the less experienced people here. 
poweredbycaffeine
Politicker
+7
Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
We share here, but not on LinkedIn.
poweredbycaffeine
Politicker
+7
Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
LOUDER FOR THE PEOPLE IN THE BACK!
Lambda
Politicker
+6
Sales Consultant
feel free to share it, its your prerogative, but when it stops working don't be shocked as to why
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