#138 – Teardown: Mastering LinkedIn Connection Requests


#138 – Teardown: Mastering LinkedIn Connection Requests

February 12, 2020

This is our very first podcast episode where we take a side step from the cold email world. 

We talk about how to send a LinkedIn request. We are going to tear down a bunch of requests we have received and hopefully help you when you are crafting these messages to get a stranger to invite you into the network. Enjoy!

Hi Jack, I’d like to join your LinkedIn network. 

 Jack, I’m a big fan of the show. I was recently asked by Crazy Egg what my favorite podcast was, and I said Cold Email Outreach. 

Check out #23 here – 


Enjoying the Cold Email podcast. I dig the content.

I thought to connect here on LI. 



P.S.> Noticed you are here in SD, too… America’s Finest!

 Hi Jack, 

Your name came up on LinkedIn as someone I should connect with so I wanted to reach out. Let’s connect and explore ways we might be able to benefit one another’s network. 



 Hi Jack,

I see you specialize in SaaS!

I’d love to connect – SaaS is my favorite industry to write copy for or create email sequences.

Can you tell me more about your work?



Hey Jack, I’m an online freelancer at UpWork. Just wondering if you need my help as virtual assistant – I do ScrapeBox, Ahrefs, SemRush Data/Web Scraping, WordPress administration and Lead Generation. 

Hey Jack, Rob here from Thinkific. I saw that you were also featured in the recent <blog> article re Reducing Churn, along with Andrea Merson on our team. Well done!

 Hi Jeremy, thought it made sense to connect with all of my fellow sales podcasters. You’ve been on this list for a while that I just updated again this morning:


 Hi Jeremy, 

Just checked – you guys are cool , will definitely recommend it to our leadgens. 

I saw that you were hiring Ruby devs on Upwork. 

Let’s connect 🙂 

Yaroslav Titenok 

 No text invite:

Janusz Tomasik

Member’s occupation

Co-Founder at

LinkedIn connection request is not a passive message where you are just hoping for a click, but a chance for you to open a dialog. What your profile looks like is going to impact your acceptance rate, so be aware it’s the full picture that matters.

If you know a LinkedIn B2B expert who is very good with growing the network and using it to build the business, send us an email, because we would like to interview them so that we can all learn something to do a better job with this channel.

Happy cold emailing!

Jeremy and Jack


  1. ronit
    February 14, 2020

    Hi, I'm new to cold emailing and to this podcast. The podcast is great, filled with valuable info, but what I like the most is the style, the dialog, and the humor in the podcast. Thanks
    As mentioned, new to cold emailing. I work mostly with B2B device manufacturers and one of our challenges is to set up meetings before an exhibition and trade show. Is there a podcast that discusses cold email and linkedin tactics to set up meetings before an exhibition.

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  2. Jeremy Chatelaine
    February 14, 2020

    Thanks for the comment & informal review! Do not hesitate to review it on itune too, so more people get to know it.
    We talked on the subject a few times briefly. I can't recall the episodes on top of my head but we also discuss it in an upcoming episode (#147), so stay tuned :)

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