I believe that clients have far too much on their minds today to take the time to create a LinkedIn recommendation. The advisor must make it easier for his or her client to do the recommendation or it will likely not happen.
Send the following instructions to streamline the process of receiving a recommendation on LinkedIn:
Thank you very much for going out of your way to offer the following testimonial that you have provided to me:
I am wondering if I can ask you for one more step. Given that we are connected on LinkedIn, would you be open to offering the same testimonial as a LinkedIn recommendation?
I have included easy step-by-step instructions to guide you through the process.
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