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MEGA Linkedin Networking Industry Day: – 17,000 Thank you!

Posted on May 7, 2008
Filed Under LINKEDIN | 7 Comments

By Dave Mendoza, Master Cybersleuth, an Affiliate Partner, JobMachine Inc.
Join My Linkedin Group, SixDegrees:

This past week I exceeded 17,000 connections on Linkedin. I sincerely want to mark the occasion to publicly thank everyone who has connected with me AND for those new to this site, I am extending an Open Invite to send me a direct invitation to connect and network on Linkedin. (Dave Mendoza,

To view my Linkedin Profile, Click Here


NETWORKING INSTRUCTIONS: Log-in to Linkedin. Click the new green button, “Add Connections” located on the lower left sidebar menu of your homepage. (OR)
1. Click the green “Add Connections” on your Home page
2. Click the “Import Contacts” tab
3. Click “Enter Contacts Manually” (I know, it’s a little misleading)
4. Simply paste the names and email addresses straight from your email

Power Connectors

Dave Mendoza,
Shally Steckerl,
Dave M,
Glenn Gutmacher,

SixDegrees Top Ten Lists

Chuck Taylor,
Chris Murdock,
Grant Bassett,
Craig Campbell,
Jocelyn Donegan,
Johanna Rothman,
Valerie Gonyea,
Joshua Letourneau,
Danielle Murdolo,
Abe Ramos,
Lacy Tanner,
Jessica Neal,
Gemma Mendham,
Kari Hanson,
Leanne Chase,
Andrew Carges,
Beth Wong,
Fiona Turner,
Selena Damian,
Ben Cass,
Elizabeth Lam,
Ross Clennett,
Rachel Dobney,
Patricia Haley,
Ronda Campbell,
Jennifer Marcy,
Brett Starr,
Dawn Mular,
Donato, Diorio,
Ric Klinger,
Robin Ferguson,
Robert Godden
Martin Warren,
Simon Townsend,
Jonathan Mears,
Nadya Corne,
Sally Caffyn,
Daphne van der Kieft,
Tauri Fernandez,
Kelly O’Shaughnessy,
Melanie Gretgrix,
Adrian Camiller,
Ronnie Lewis,
David Sadler,
Chris LaVoie,
Michael Homula,
Jim Dalton,
Randall Stevens,
Jim Krontz,
William Tincup,
Bryan Starbuck,
Jen Hinkle,
Madeline Tarquino,
Russell Moon,
Traci Wicks,
Doug Ries,
Tim O’Connor,
Ben Yoskovitz,
Debbie Barden,
Mark O’Connor,
William Uranga,
Maren Hogan,
Kate Bruener,
Kevin Plantan,
David Perry,
Carmen Hudson,
Pat Cronin,
Bill Graves,
Peter Heyer,
Martin Warren,
Horace Chai,
Molly Griffin,
Jennifer Hinkle,
Suzy Tonini,
Maya Walker,
Sean Rehder,
Heather Gardner,
Marni Sampair,
Kim Larotonda,
Lisa Rokusek,
Ian Miller,
Connie Poll,
Brent Rogers,
Michael Kelemen,
Maureen Sharib,
Scottie Girouard,
Peter Clayton,
Ryan Leary,
Susan Burns,
Amanda Papp,
Michael Shafrir,
John Sumser,
Don Ramer,
Jorrit Blok,
RD Whitney,
Krista Bradford:
Stan Renilan:
Louise Triance,
Ethan Bloomfield,
Anna Brekka,
Hank Stringer,
Dan McGuire,
Dennis Smith –
Alan Whitford,
Bill Vick,
Paul DeBettignies,
Steve Rothberg,
Kevin Wheeler,
Keith Robinson,
Tiffany Peery,
Kevin Stakelum,
Bill Bargas,

NOTE: Many have asked to join this list. Too many lol. Thank you. The value in my list is in the Criteria for selection: People I Personally Know & Admire. I’ve worked with/known personally/have verifiable impact on our industry. To connect with each of them is your value, inviting leaders and megastars in their craft. All TEN are equally “must haves” in your network! If I did one for every one who asked, I would be unable to promote ALL 9,000 people and my list would lose credibility. Please understand. If I do not know you, please do not ask to be on the list. Let’s make the opportunity to be introduced someday.

As my colleagues would profess, there is value in sharing our contacts on LinkedIn. Here’s one of Shally’s famous articles written on LinkedIn if you are interested:

“Becoming A Promiscuous Linker on Linkedin“: Click Here to Find out how!


7 Responses to “MEGA Linkedin Networking Industry Day: – 17,000 Thank you!”

  1. Regina Farr on May 8th, 2008 1:30 pm

    As always; thanks for your pearls of wisdom. Keep doing what you’re doing.

  2. Johnathan Nazarian on May 8th, 2008 4:19 pm


    Thanks for making it possible for all of us to connect with people we may never have had the opportunity to network with before! Keep up the great work!

  3. Tom Laine on May 8th, 2008 5:14 pm

    Thanks Dave, looking forward to your annoncement of breaking the 20k barrier 😉 Keep the emails coming!

    Best regards,

    Tom Laine

  4. Ryan Leary on May 9th, 2008 11:01 am

    As always Dave, great work and I look forward to a long road of information exchange ahead!

  5. Jay Perreault on May 9th, 2008 11:26 am


    Thank you for the pay it forward approach. I look forward to helping you grow your network as well. I keep telling people that you are one of the top dozen people to get to know on LinkedIn!


    Jay Perreault

  6. Marni Sampair on May 9th, 2008 12:54 pm

    As always, a sincere “Thank you” for your work in helping me increase my network. I admire your consistent work ethic, and dedication to helping us increase our reach. You will always have my support and vote!!

    Kindest regards,
    Marni Sampair

  7. Florrie Wallace on May 9th, 2008 1:18 pm

    Dave – I, too, have referred your brilliant forum to others hoping to expand their LinkedIn networks. Thanks for providing this great service to open networkers around the globe!