Do you find that a lot of the discussions on LinkedIn are pointless? Or little more than excuses to attract attention?
I’ve recently noticed that many of the articles that pose as "discussions" are just links to people’s blogs or advertisements for business. Many LinkedIn group members are suffering from "discussion fatigue" and most of these discussions are ignored.
The whole point of a discussion is to attract feedback to what you are saying, so think carefully about what you can say that will get a reaction.
Here is an idea. Find a controversial topic that will get people either enthusiastic, excited or angry. For example, if you’re a lawyer, why not post a discussion asking "What do you hate the most about lawyers?" – this could end up getting you valuable feedback on how to treat your customers better. It also shows you are human. Do you run a sales company? Why not ask people about experiences they’ve had with cold callers? Not only do discussions help you understand your customers better, they also give you an opportunity to demonstrate why you’re different through responding to people’s comments.
Have LinkedIn discussions been helpful for you? Please post your comments.