4. When I decline an invitation
(I ONLY DO THIS WHEN I GET A PERSONAL MESSAGE. IF IT JUST A DEFAULT ONE –LINER I PRESS THE IGNORE BUTTON AND SOMETIMES REPORT AS SPAM OR SAY I DO NOT KNOW THIS PERSON)
Thank you for your kind invitation to your network.
Please do not be upset but at this moment I am unable to accept as I don’t think we have met. (If I am wrong please forgive me and tell me where and when).
If we don’t know each other it would be really good to know why you have sent your invitation.
When you become part of my network I want to be able to help, recommend and introduce all my level 1 contacts to anyone when asked. I know you will appreciate this would be difficult if we haven’t actually met.
Online or offline, networking is simply building relationships -the 3 key steps being 1. Know 2. Like 3.Trust.
I do hope you will understand my thinking here. You may think I am silly but this is a protocol I have decided to adopt when using LinkedIn.
I do feel sure when we do meet we can build a long-lasting business relationship
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