I have been a LinkedIn user for a few years now and I have to say that out of all the relationships I have established online LinkedIn has produced some pretty valuable ones. I was able to meet a @guarionex88 who has become a personal and business advisor. I met @guarionex88 through @lucymfel and was able to click with him almost instantly. Ramon (also known as @guarionex88 invited me to collaborate on his Friends of Puerto Rico Group on LinkedIn and little by little I realized the many things we had in common.
Collaborating with @guarionex88 has created a very unique bond in which @guarionex88 and his lovely wife Denise have become part of the family.
Even though LinkedIn has provided some relationships I have to say that it not many have had such great results like my relationship with @guarionex88. In life we come to realize we have very few friends and sometimes interacting online will allow us to find a few more. Online behavior also gives us an opportunity to understand people from another perspective. If getting good quality connections on LinkedIn is difficult the becomes even more difficult to get valid recommendation. Making LinkedIn recommendations even more valuable than your connections or actions on other platforms.
I really dislike when people who hardly know you request a LinkedIn recommendation. The whole purpose of giving one out is p to recommend someone who you think is outstanding and you have a very good opinion of them. In my case I give out a recommendations when I have worked with someone who has amazed me with excellent quality work either at clients, a vendor, or collaborating in an organizations.
Another approach should be recommending people when you can validate that they have done something outstanding like @chrisbrogan recommends on ELEMENTS OF A GOOD LINKEDIN RECOMMENDATION making sure you are very detailed and specific on what you are recommending them on.
If you work for a company or large organization verify what guidelines they have on giving out recommendations to employees. Some companies take a conservative approach and keep in mind that LinkedIn recommendations have been used in court for legal cases amongst an employee and employer.
Overall just make sure if you request a LinkedIn recommendation you know the person and they are willing to vouch for your talent or past work. Remember a good way to get a recommendation is writing one for someone who deserves one, maybe that person feels the same way about you.
Who can you can recommend Today via LinkedIn and give them a positive action to start a great day?