LinkedIn recommendations are valuable on so many levels: they make you look good, they make the person you recommended look good, they get your name out there, and they often result in a reciprocal recommendation. If you’ve never written a recommendation before you will be amazed at how appreciative people are and it is a fantastic, easy gift to be able to give someone!
Today, I want you to write a LinkedIn recommendation for a vendor, service provider or someone that you have hired for your business. Some common vendors are accountants, lawyers, consultants, designers, and tech people. Pick whoever comes to mind first that you LOVED to work with, they will be the easiest to write about. Or if you want to do this aggressive-social-media-tactic style pick the vendor with the most LinkedIn connections. Either way, only write a public recommendation if they are someone you would genuinely recommend.
The best recommendation you can give a service provider is an example of your outcome from working with them. This is much more valuable than your typical “they were nice to work with”. Here are a few questions to give you some ideas to write about:
- What changes were made in your business as a result of working with them?
- What are some benefits that were a result of their work?
- Are there any concrete numbers you can share like increased web traffic, decreased taxes or increased sales? The more specific the better!
That’s it! Now get out there and get recommending!
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