LinkedIn changed its Add Connections section and, in my opinion, made the dumb move of burying the method of adding a contact by email address. I'm not sure whey they did this but it's now a 4 step process instead of the couple steps it used to take. This is probably the page that I visit most in LinkedIn when I arrive back from speeches or conferences. I go through the business cards of those folks that I collected and connect with them.
In the new user interface, to add connections by email address, here are the following steps:
- Click Add Connections on the top right after you login to LinkedIn.
- Click the Any Email icon on the right hand side.
- Under More ways to connect, click Invite by individual email.
- Type your email addresses in and click Send Invitations.