The basic idea is to put a little genuine effort into connecting with people to increase your response rate. One way is to create a welcome message to be sent after you connect with someone on LinkedIn.
Step 1: Creating the video
Most computers have a webcam. And there are lots of free software for recording. You can use what you have installed, QuickTime, or online software such as LOOM (https://www.useloom.com). Another easy way is just to use your phone. Any modern Android or iPhone will have a better camera than your computer anyway.
I had to do a screen share so I just used LOOM as I am not worried about the quality so much as the information.
If you are using the phone you just do a few test results. Best to use a 15 dollar tripod for your phone. You can get them at BestBuy, Walmart, Target, Online, etc…
Ignore the Mountain Dew
Make sure you understand this is a welcome video and you are NOT trying to give a presentation or sell anything. You are just trying to thank them for joining, a little about what you do, and if you can help them in anyway.
Keep it 30 seconds to 1 min on average.
Most people have ADHD after a minute of video
Step 2: Make your edits
Your phone and computer and online software even have basic editing software. I typically edit out any delays for loading things, misspeaking certain things, and so on.
Step 3: Upload if needed
Some services are already online and others can be posted online. However, you will need the link the video provides.
Step 4: Add a message to your LinkedIn Messaging with the video link
4.1 Thank them for connecting.
4.2 Let them know you created a welcome video for them and add the link.
4.3 One line to tell them about yourself.
4.4 Provide some value to them.
If you find this useful and like to talk more about building your network or increasing clients through LinkedIn just pick a time on the schedule below that works for you.
Thank you for your time and have a great day!
About the Author
Troy Hipolito is the owner of both ISO Interactive and ReturnClient. A bit of a serial entrepreneur he is always striving to improve himself and share his experiences to help others. Feel free to book a call https://meetme.so/troyhipolito
The other company is @ISO Interactive and it has been around for a while. We build teams for you for things like Apps, Sites, Systems, and lots of specialty projects. This is the white paper http://www.isointeractive.com/pdf