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Vickie Sullivan is internationally recognized as the top market strategist for thought leaders, professional speakers and B2B professional service firms. Specializing in brand and message strategies in crowded markets, she has helped thousands of talented people outsmart their competition since 1987.

Written by: Vickie Sullivan  |  February 02, 2012

Lesson From LinkedIn

This is what happens when I try to be social.  Someone I don’t know well asked for a LinkedIn connection.  He’s in our community so I said yes.  Within 24 hours, I’m getting spam e-mail about an event I couldn’t care less about.  Asked him twice to take me off his list.  He finally did and apologized.  I’m happy with the conclusion.

This situation did leave me with some big questions.  Now that I know LinkedIn is handing out my email with every connection, should I limit who I connect with?  Do you limit your community to only those you know and, if so, how do you “meet” new people?  Where is the balance between meeting new people and being too vulnerable to those who harvest e-mail addresses for affiliate purposes?  I bet I’m not the only one grappling with this issue.  What do you think?


About Vickie Sullivan

Vickie Sullivan is internationally recognized as the top market strategist for thought leaders, professional speakers and B2B professional service firms. Specializing in brand and message strategies in crowded markets, she has helped thousands of talented people outsmart their competition since 1987.