I can tell it’s the start of the conference season as I start to get more LinkedIn connection requests. At the moment it’s 2 a day and that will increase to 5 or 6 once the momentum of the season starts.
Speaking at events attracts a different kind of connection. In addition to the requests from the people exhibiting, I also get requests from people, generally younger, early in their learning careers.
Yet I decline 90% of the requests I get. Mostly it’s because people won’t tell me the WHY for the request.
LinkedIn isn’t a Panini sticker album.