Increase Your Social Media Acceptance Rate

Increase your social media acceptance rate – If you are wondering why people don’t accept your Friend requests on Facebook or link with you on LinkedIn it may be because you are giving a bad first impression. Persuasion theory suggests that you give something before you ask for something. I was reading today in SPEAKERNETNEWS a simple way to get people to accept you as a contact.

“When inviting someone to accept you as a contact on LinkedIn or as a friend on Facebook, including a sentence on how you know the person will increase the chances they will accept. If you’re like me, you get invitations for connections all the time from people you don’t remember or even know. By including a simple, “We met at x” or “I know you from ” people will more quickly respond.” — Rebecca Morgan

Patti Wood, MA, Certified Speaking Professional - The Body Language Expert. For more body language insights go to her website at Also check out the body language quiz on her YouTube Channel at