Helping users to be more productive and successful in their career, LinkedIn is enhancing messaging system with now adding a personalized conversation starters in LinkedIn Messaging, so you can start a private conversations with someone you haven't spoken to in month.
With conversation starters, "you can spend less time figuring out what to say, and more time having conversations that help you get ahead and reach your professional goals," writes LinkedIn. "we've added personalized conversation starters in LinkedIn Messaging to help break the ice."
The following types of conversation starters are included with this update:
Updates on your connections' professional activity. Congratulate your connection if they've started a new job or celebrated a work anniversary recently. You can also share your thoughts on an article they've recently published on LinkedIn.
Shared experiences. Connect on something you have in common, such as having worked at the same company, joined the same groups, or gone to the same school.
Shared connections. Build rapport by mentioning someone who you both know.