Quarterly rant

Welcome to the quarterly #rant of spammy emails I receive on LinkedIn. I don’t usually write rants, but the messaging functionality and the amount and quality of messages are annoying.

Here are some examples of poor LinkedIn prospecting emails:

“I was looking at your profile” <97% a lie>

“Would you be interested in hearing more about XXXX, they offer amazing

benefits and have a great culture!”

“Just introducing myself.”

“Our business.”

“Please forgive the direct approach.”

“Our service is.”

“We are looking for Business Partner and Mentor, Angel Investor for a start-up marketing company.”

“Have you ever thought about adding a Digital Marketing department to your business?”

“I hope you don’t mind receiving this InMail.”

“As a way of saying thank you to my network, I would like to offer you a free subscription to xxx”

Some advice:

Be relevant, be informed, do your homework first!

Build the relationship, add value and nurture your new contact.

I am reacting on mails

I am buying if I am interested

I am connecting to people.

But it needs to be relevant somehow.

This post sounds like a rant, and it is. But I want everyone to avoid sending emails like this.

I know you need to sell but do yourself a favour and do your research!

Your success and conversion rate will show

Some takeaways of Corona and “business as usual”

You are not “working from home”, you are “at home, during a crisis, trying to work”

You should not try to compensate for lost productivity by working longer hours.

Be kind to yourself and don´t judge how you are coping based on how you see others coping. Don´t stress yourself too much.

Be kind to others and don´t judge others in how they are coping based on how you are coping.

Success will not be measured the same way it was when things were normal.

Will there be a “Business-as-usual” (BAU) after the crisis?

There is a critical window of time when businesses must adapt to survive.  Flexibility must be a key component to a recovery plan as there is no way to predict what we might be up against.

To truly move forward, we will need to create a “new normal” that allows a business to operate despite challenges. Crisis or crisis mode can be ‘business as usual’ with enough planning.

The transition period may last anywhere from a month to more than a year depending on the size and scope of the pandemic impacts.


I am not going to comment and post anymore on Corona/ Covid-19.

I am – as most of you – not able to distinguish what is right or wrong.  Too much content, data, different views, politics, “experts”, futurists, historians.

I can`t predict the future, and I will not speculate about it. Also, all the political bashing is not helping the ones affected.

Life is different and will be different.

No one is indifferent to the effects of this pandemic.

I do not want to end without showing my appreciation to all the people working day and night to overcome this situation, especially the medical teams.

Stay safe and well at home!


Even with #COVID19 and #Corona, the world is still beautiful.

Stay at home!

Now is the time to do everything we can to prevent the situation from getting much worse in a matter of days or weeks. Every hour counts.

If everyone works together, we should be able to adjust to the new rules over the next few weeks.

Tips for using hashtags on LinkedIn

Contrary to belief, hashtags are not only fashionable and useful on Twitter and Instagram. Content can be grouped and followed by people. Most of it should be common sense, but you know ... 
#1 - Make sure your hashtags are visible 
#2 - Don’t use too many hashtags  (don`t overdo it!)
#3 - Format your hashtags (LinkedIn supports you)
#4 - Combine hashtags with your message
#5 - Place hashtags sensibly (see also #2)
#6 - Create your hashtags (they might be trending at some stage)
#7 - Don’t use hashtags for mentions
#8 - Test your hashtags (see also #5)
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