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I recently closed my computer repair company and have moved all of my focus to internet marketing. I would like to populate my LinkedIn account with recommendations from former clients, employees, and colleges. However, much of the work I've provided these people isn't directly related to my new direction. So, I'd like to ask for recommendations that are not too specific to the work I have done. Instead, I would like to have recommendations that will reflect my general expertise, ability to solve problems, knowledge of marketing and business, etc. Therefore, instead of blindly asking for recommendations and finding that I get a bunch that won't work, I thought it would be best to give each contact an example to help frame there efforts to meet my intention.
Therefore, I'd like you to create sample linkedin recommendations and content specific to each person so my request for their assistance doesn't feel like the result of a massed mailed spam request. I need 45ish of them that must all be unique. I will use as samples to send along with my request for a recommendation to each person on the list. They must be unique in case each user decides to copy and paste the sample.
Attached is a spreadsheet with a list of the 47 contacts including brief information about each person, what I've done with them or for them, the company I'd like a recommendation for, and what i'd kind of information I'd like the contact to emphasize in creating the recommendation. I've also provided some ideas for the tone. I've also copied some recommendations from one of my contacts that I thought might help the creative process. The recommendations created will act as unique samples for use as is, as a foundation for the re-writing, or as an example if they choose to completely new one.
The recommendations should vary in length and voice. Some will be formal, others less formal according to the recommendations.
In summary I'm looking for a brief introduction based on specific info about the person followed by the sample recommendation. You can use the generic text (i put brackets around it) in the intro for each one since it won't posted and works for everyone in the list.
It's been a while since I saw you since I setup your network. Hope it's working okay. [[[ I hate to bug you but I really need to add some recommendations to my page to assist in marketing my new business. I even wrote up a "sample" for you in case you wanted to edit it or even copy and paste. ( I'm not trying to put words in your mouth! I was just thinking of ways to make it as easy as possible for you.
Here's a sample recommendation.]]]
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