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MEGA Linkedin Networking Industry Day – 20,000

Posted on June 24, 2008
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By Dave Mendoza, Master Cybersleuth, an Affiliate Partner, JobMachine Inc.
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This past week I exceeded 20,000 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,

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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

Shally Steckerl,
Glenn Gutmacher,
Don Ramer,
John Sumser,
Kevin Wheeler,
Jorrit Blok,
Louise Triance,
Susan Burns,

SixDegrees Top Ten Lists

Peter Weddle,
Penny Hunt,
Barbara Jones,
Heather Flynn,
Jodi Moore,
Michael Gilmer,
Kim Ogles,
Anne McDonald,
Chawn Peterson,
Jessica Nims,
Nancy Ford,
Roger Hughes,

Steve Fogerty,
Steve Bonomo,
Christine Barrow,
Marjan Torabi,
David Alvarez,
Andy Shearer,
Matthew Welton,
Kristin Parrott,
Bert Koning,
Laura Zijlstra,
Sander van den Brink,
Jirka Bruijn,
Ruben Lamot,
Johan Peter van het Kaar,
Cynthia Stutz,
Dan Robitaille,
Michelle Rocke,
Cynthia Ivaniszek,
Tim Ellerbrock,
Laura Tremblay,
Matt Zinman,
Ernst Blom,
Claudia Faust,
Sanjay Singh,
Amitai Givertz,
Jody Elliott,
Kirin R,
Meghna Mohan,
Sandra Horowitz,
Sheila Greco,,
Paul Farrer,
Andy Taylor,
Ryan Loken,
Jason Buss,
Bill Branstetter,
Dan Robitaille,
Rayanne Trumbo,
Dawn Mular,
Tami Orrange,
Brooke Kelly,
Tad Gotra,
Sarah White,
Mark Anderson,
Beth Wong,
Lacy Tanner,
Sheila Greco,
Rithesh Nair,
Patricia Haley,
Bryan Starbuck,
Bill Fulton,
Chuck Taylor,
Craig Campbell,
Chris Murdock,
Grant Bassett,
Jocelyn Donegan,
Johanna Rothman,
Valerie Gonyea,
Joshua Letourneau,
Danielle Murdolo,
Abe Ramos,
Ronda Campbell,
Jennifer Marcy,
Brett Starr,
Dawn Mular,
Donato, Diorio,
Ric Klinger,
Robin Ferguson,
Robert Godden
Elizabeth Lam,
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,
Marc Freedman,
Michael Shafrir,
John Sumser,
Don Ramer,
Jorrit Blok,
RD Whitney,
Krista Bradford,
Stan Renilan,
Louise Triance,
Ethan Bloomfield,
Anna Brekka,
Gerry Crispin,
Hank Stringer,
Dennis Smith,
Brendan Moran,
Alan Whitford,
Bill Vick,
Paul DeBettignies,
Steve Rothberg,
Tricia Palacios-Moran,
Kevin Wheeler,
Keith Robinson,
Tiffany Peery,
Dan Harris,
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. All have given permission to be invited. 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 11,000 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!

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11 Responses to “MEGA Linkedin Networking Industry Day – 20,000”

  1. Amitai Givertz on June 25th, 2008 4:44 am

    Congratulations, Dave!

  2. Jason Vrane on June 25th, 2008 10:32 am

    Congrats! So now what is the next milestone?

  3. Chuck Radcliff on June 26th, 2008 11:38 am

    Good work… I am never going to catch you man…

  4. Cindy Anderson on June 26th, 2008 1:51 pm

    Awesome! What a great milestone to achieve — you go guy! 😉

  5. Barb Jones on June 26th, 2008 2:37 pm

    David, this is the combined list that worked on LI. I removed Vincent’s name Note: with the import option LI did not give a message option or a Dave Mendoza, “SixDegrees” Recommended the invitation option. Now let see if I get DIK from the list because there is no tie back to you kind Sir. I look forward to networking together and may you never forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith! Be well and stay happy. If I can be of service to you, I am only an e-mail away; I wish you a life to be proud of.

    Legally Protected, Barbara Jones, President and CEO’s Buddy: an active member of MLPFYahoo/MLPFning,, SixDegrees & a supporter of I am an open net worker, How can I make your day excellent? Portland, OR or barbara(dot)apbglobal(at)gmail(dot)com
    PS: I wish you a life to be proud of; is not a statement it is a way of life and I do my best to live it.

    Shally Steckerl,, Glenn Gutmacher,, Don Ramer,, John Sumser,, Kevin Wheeler,, Jorrit Blok,, Louise Triance,, Susan Burns,, Steve Fogerty,, Steve Bonomo,, Marjan Torabi,, Louis Vong,, David Alvarez,, Bert Koning,, Laura ZIjlstra,, Sander van den Brink,, Jirka Bruijn,, Ruben Lamot,, Johan Peter van het Kaar,, Cynthia Stutz,, Dan Robitaille,, Michelle Rocke,, Cynthia Ivaniszek,, Tim Ellerbrock,, Laura Tremblay,, Matt Zinman,, Marc Porter,, Ernst Blom,, Claudia Faust,, Sanjay Singh,, Amitai Givertz,, Jody Elliott,, Kirin R,, Meghna Mohan,, Sandra Horowitz,, Sheila Greco,,,, Paul Farrer,, Andy Taylor,, Ryan Loken,, Jason Buss,, Bill Branstetter,, Dan Robitaille,, Rayanne Trumbo,, Dawn Mular,, Tami Orrange,, Brooke Kelly,, Tad Gotra,
    Sarah White,, Mark Anderson,, Beth Wong,, Lacy Tanner,, Sheila Greco,
    Rithesh Nair,, Patricia Haley,, Bryan Starbuck,, Bill Fulton,, Chuck Taylor,, Craig Campbell,, Chris Murdock,, Grant Bassett,, Jocelyn Donegan,, Johanna Rothman,, Valerie Gonyea,, Joshua Letourneau,, Danielle Murdolo,, Abe Ramos,, Ronda Campbell,, Jennifer Marcy,, Ted_Meulenkamp,, Brett Starr,, Dawn Mular,, Donato, Diorio,, Ric Klinger,,, Robin Ferguson,, Robert Godden, Elizabeth Lam,, 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,, Marc Freedman,, Michael Shafrir,, John Sumser,, Don Ramer, Jorrit Blok,, RD Whitney,, Krista Bradford,, Stan Renilan,,Louise Triance,, Ethan Bloomfield,, Anna Brekka,, Gerry Crispin,, Hank Stringer,, Dennis Smith,, Brendan Moran,

  6. Kris on June 26th, 2008 2:59 pm

    Congrats !!

  7. moe kader on July 3rd, 2008 9:36 am

    Awsome Dave, everything looks really good. Have a great 4th

  8. Steve Bonomo on July 15th, 2008 5:04 pm

    Hi Dave,

    Great website… I’ll be in touch very soon. 20000 that’s remarkable.

  9. Sheila Greco on July 16th, 2008 10:23 pm

    Congrats to you Dave! You are awesome and we all here at Sheila Greco Associates Wish you the best.

  10. Stacy Zapar - 10,000+ on July 27th, 2008 11:06 pm

    Congrats, Dave. I just reached 10,000 connections and I thought THAT was something. 🙂 Way to go!

    Stacy Zapar – 10,000+
    I accept all invites at

  11. Dawn Mular on July 28th, 2008 9:19 am

    Dave, many of us have spoken about your brilliance, your light is shining even brighter today and you deserve it. Wishing you much prosperity and many more amazing personal connections on the path.