LinkedIn wants to take the awkwardness out of striking up a conversation with a potential employer or business contact.
The professional social network has launched personalized conversation starters in LinkedIn Messaging, a new tool that offers up inspiration with a quick tap or click.
“We know that reaching out to reconnect, ask for advice or network for potential job opportunities can be intimidating,” wrote LinkedIn’s Sammy Shreibati in a blog post. “How do you start a conversation with someone you haven’t spoken to in months? To give you authentic ways to reconnect, we’ve added personalized conversation starters in LinkedIn Messaging to help break the ice.”
“With conversation starters, you can spend less time figuring out what to say, and more time having conversations that help you get ahead and reach your professional goals,” Shreibati added.
The new tool is yet another way for LinkedIn to ensure its members use its messaging product.
Check out the video below for a step-by-step tutorial on how to use conversation starters.