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How long did it take you to realize LinkedIn was just as full of influencers as every other social media site?

It took me longer than I'd care to admit. Some how I didn't pick up on that instead of people posting highly edited photos of themselves in amazing locations, LinkedIn had "Sales Pros" touting self-published books and making fun of the bad sales outreach they get.

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BigMeech
OG Sales Savage
+9
Senior Account Executive
Once the amount of videos I see walking down the street filming basically "budget TED talks" in my feed passed legitimate posts. That or the "this approach is dead" posts with like 3 spaces under the first line so you have to click.ย 
CuriousFox
Arsonist
+10
Senior Account Executive
One came to mind immediately ๐Ÿ˜†
GetAHobby
Arsonist
+8
RVP Sales
When Gary V kept popping up in my feed and being force fed his crap.ย 
Ryscott0317
Politicker
+3
Territory Manager
As soon as connections started posting personal things (like something that belongs on Facebook)
Telehealth_2the_Moon
Celebrated Contributor
+11
Director of Business Development
Yeah, that definitely was when I started noticing my own use of LinkedIn stop being for anything more than things directly related to my job (prospect research, brand awareness posts, etc.)
IzzyWinning
Arsonist
+6
Enterprise Account Executive
I don't think including personal things on Linkedin makes is like Facebook - at least not always. Many times personal stories can teach business lessons.ย 
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SPT
Fire Starter
+1
AE
Exactly! All of the sudden LinkedIn became FB. It's frustrating.ย 
Savagedoge
Politicker
+7
Account Executive
Two names: Grant Cardone and Gary V. Honestly, Gary is much better in some ways than Grant. But I had had enough of both within a few months of signing up on LinkedIn
CuriousFox
Arsonist
+10
Senior Account Executive
No I don't want to see political shit.

Yes I want to see if you're bringing awareness to a cause.

I don't post shit about my company because I am not my company. You will however see my thoughts on topics I find relevant.ย 
LordBusiness
Politicker
+7
Chief Revenue Officer
Believe it or not, it took awhile - then I noticed the same people commenting on the same shit, ALL THE TIME.ย  Linkedin (especially for sellers) is SO LAME.ย ย 
Telehealth_2the_Moon
Celebrated Contributor
+11
Director of Business Development
I think they all comment and like each other's posts as a way to help one another make it to the top of all the feeds.ย 
LordBusiness
Politicker
+7
Chief Revenue Officer
Yup, they commonly refer to the strategy as "engagement pods".ย  TBH, its been one of the reasons I'm so active on this forum.ย  LI was starting to really annoy me.ย 
countingmyinterest
Politicker
+2
BDR
LI annoys the shit out of me.ย 

No one is real since their name is attached to it and you can't tell how things REALLY are.ย 

Part of the reason why I love reddit and Bravado.ย 
Telehealth_2the_Moon
Celebrated Contributor
+11
Director of Business Development
Yeah I agree. It seems like everyone is trying to be an influencer there, which is annoying as hell.
The_Honey_Badger
Acclaimed Answer
+4
Account Executive
Not long - still the most valuable resource for prospecting
Telehealth_2the_Moon
Celebrated Contributor
+11
Director of Business Development
What do you sell? I don't get a ton of value from it for prospecting, but my markets are pretty minimally engaged on LinkedIn.
JuicyKlay
Politicker
+9
AM
Too long! I uses to think LinkedIn influencers were so cool the first year or so on the platform then I realized they're no better then teenage Tik Tok Stars.
TheFemaleWolf
Opinionated
+3
Director of Sales
Once every human with an iPhone started posting videos and content like theyโ€™re Gary V or GC.

No judgment, but sometimes itโ€™s a little much.

Special mention to the selfie style โ€œmorning motivation while runningโ€ videos.ย 
Telehealth_2the_Moon
Celebrated Contributor
+11
Director of Business Development
Nothing quite like a small, manicured "snapshot" into how great someone is at everything to really motivate you right!?
SalesPharaoh
Politicker
+8
AM BDR
Oh yea so much it's becoming annoying and they are becoming worse than IG being under the same pressure to keep on posting.ย 
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