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Michael O’Donnell, managing director at Thesis Ventures, delivers some sober truth for everybody who uses LinkedIn to prospect: He generally accepts invitations that are authentic and relevant to his professional endeavors, but will reject them for 7 different reasons. My favorite is: Your invitation reads, ‘I’d like to add you to my professional network on Linkedin.’ In other words, let’s get personal, people!

What’s your favorite?


Photo courtesy of JD Hancock via Flickr.



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A champion of B2B sales and marketing alignment and brand audience development, Jeff is passionate about leveraging content, technology and data to enable challenger organizations to accelerate sales and realize extraordinary growth. As the CEO of Madison, Michigan and Market, and the Publisher of SalesQuants, Jeff is a resource to both Sales Executives and CMOs because he understands the dynamics of their relationship.