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LinkedIn + Calendly: Never lose a meeting opportunity

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Ashish Joy, March 02, 2022

The moment of missed opportunity.

Longtime LinkedIn users know it well — especially recruiters connecting with a candidate who’s the perfect fit for an open role. Not to mention sales reps chatting with a prospect who’s quickly moving from awareness to consideration.

Picture it: You’re actively engaged with the ideal audience on LinkedIn Messaging and the conversation is going great. They want to meet and learn more. Their interest is at its peak — the perfect time to share your scheduling link!

Leaving LinkedIn conversations costs you critical moments

But sharing a link takes too many steps. It means navigating away from LinkedIn, hunting through multiple tabs or windows to access your scheduling tools, finding or creating the most appropriate link, copying it, and then returning to LinkedIn. Only then can you actually share your availability with your contact — if you don’t get sidetracked.

That delay is just long enough for your candidate or prospect to disengage, leaving you with a missed chance to fill a role or close a deal.

Connect Calendly and LinkedIn and never miss a meeting opportunity

Sharing your availability shouldn’t cause missed opportunities. With Calendly, it won’t. 

The new update to our convenient browser extension helps you connect Calendly’s powerful scheduling automation with LinkedIn Messaging, LinkedIn Recruiter, and LinkedIn Sales Navigator. All of the Calendly functionality you rely on to share availability and schedule appointments with candidates and prospects is always just a few clicks away — without ever leaving your browser.

Here’s how it works:

 

Similar to our Gmail + Calendly integration, the browser extension adds a quick-start button to your LinkedIn Messaging controls. With one click, you can view your recent Event Types and find the most appropriate one for your conversation. Just copy and paste the link, and your candidates and prospects have direct access to your availability the instant they need it.

Calendly’s browser extension lets you share your availability without leaving your LinkedIn Messaging conversations.

What’s more, you also have the full functionality of Calendly while using LinkedIn. When you need to tailor a meeting to accommodate a high-value contact’s schedule, the browser extension lets you instantly create a one-off meeting link with a time customized to your VIP’s availability. You can even send a Meeting Poll to a group conversation and uncover the best meeting times to schedule appointments that everyone can attend.

Calendly’s browser extension is an easy way to stay connected to your scheduling workflow without losing focus on active LinkedIn conversations. You never have to worry about missing critical moments with LinkedIn leads or candidates, because you never have to leave your browser.

The growth of LinkedIn Messaging — and follow-up opportunities

How often do these critical moments happen? More and more, according to the stats.

Cold outreach through phone calls and emails aren’t going away anytime soon, but more outreach is happening in other channels — especially LinkedIn. People connected on LinkedIn had 55% more conversations in 2020 than the year before. And it’s a very engaging platform, given that Linkedin messages have an 85% reply rate on average — three times higher than regular email.

That increase is critical for recruiters and sales professionals. 92% of B2B marketers use LinkedIn over all other social media platforms for driving revenue, and 62% of them say LinkedIn generates good leads. Meanwhile, 87% of recruiters regularly use LinkedIn to find candidates — and have candidates reach out to them.

No matter what Calendly feature you need, you can reach it quickly without breaking the flow of your LinkedIn conversation and keep the other person engaged. With the right timing — and a bit of scheduling link etiquette — you’ll have greater success in booking meetings that land new deals and hire the best candidates.

Related reading: [e-book] Making scheduling human: The Calendly guide to etiquette

Extend scheduling automation to every workflow through our browser extension

Calendly for LinkedIn is the latest evolution in our browser extension. Calendly users rely on it to streamline processes by booking meetings with invitees on the business tools they use the most. Whether updating pricing plans in Salesforce, creating outreach emails in Hubspot or another CRM, or assessing candidate profiles in Greenhouse, the browser extension lets you share your availability instantly without interrupting your workflow. Everything is accessible within the extension’s sidebar.

Your Calendly personal and shared events are always within easy reach with the browser extension’s sidebar.

Calendly's browser extension is especially useful when using Gmail. You can quickly access your shared and personalized Event Types and share the links, or create a one-off meeting link — all from your inbox. To make scheduling even more convenient for your invitees, you can select multiple meeting time options and embed them in your email. All your invitee needs to do is select the time they want, and Calendly takes care of the rest. With Calendly’s scheduling automation in easy reach, you can concentrate on creating effective messages — and more of them — that open up more opportunities.

Related reading: How to write a cold email that converts

Connect Calendly and LinkedIn today

Are you ready to integrate your Calendly scheduling tools with your LinkedIn conversations? Head over to our Integrations page today to connect LinkedIn and Calendly in Chrome and Firefox.

Connect LinkedIn and Calendly

Ashish Joy biography
Ashish Joy

Ashish is Calendly's Senior Product Marketing Manager over core scheduling, mobile apps, and browser extensions. He is an avid coffee drinker and nerd on all things consumer tech.

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