Doing It Right (With a Twist): Bernie Wagenblast's Voice

February 6th, 2008 | by Jason Alba |

click here to see his LnkedIn profileThis is awesome.

I recently got an e-mail from my first degree connection Bernie Wagenblast:

I thought I’d share with you something I just started doing when I get a LinkedIn invitation.

For a while, rather than just accepting invitations I received, I responded with a personalized e-mail that provided some additional details about myself and my willingness to assist the person with whom I was now connected. I thought this would be one way to add some value to the connection rather than just adding the person to a list of connections.

My variation on that idea is adding a link to an audio greeting. I hope it’s one more way to make the connection a bit more personable. For me, it’s also helpful because it allows me to demonstrate one of the businesses with which I’m involved.

Here’s the audio – it’s very short, but you get a sense for his personality, his voice (which is a nice high-touch thing, imho), and what he’s looking for.

I absolutely love this – kudos Bernie!

  1. One Response to “Doing It Right (With a Twist): Bernie Wagenblast's Voice”

  2. By Jen on Mar 5, 2008 | Reply

    I’m not a fan of audio greeting clips – they are slow and time-consuming.

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