Adding video to your Linkedin profile
The new Linkedin profile now supports media uploads, such as videos, presentations, images and documents.
Learn how to spruce up your Linkedin profile in this short video.
Linkedin Profile videos help you stand out from the crowd!
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In this short video I’m going to show you how we can add videos, presentations and other media to our LinkedIn profile.
LinkedIn previously supported a SlideShare app which let you show slides and video on your LinkedIn profile. They’ve recently stopped supporting the Slideshare app and have now replaced it with native LinkedIn media player. It’s a really great interface to use and it looks fantastic. So let’s explore how we can add our videos.
How to add videos to your linkedin profile
First, we go to our profile, and edit the profile. You can also click this edit button down here. Once we’ve clicked edit we’ll see this little pens showing where we can edit the text. Here I am in my background summary and you’ll see a little plus (+) button, that’s an add media button. If we click on that we will then see an opportunity to add media. We can then shoot across to some media that we’ve got from elsewhere. I’m just cutting and pasting the URL, and pop it in there. LinkedIn finds the media, uploads it, pulls the description from the content, and then when we save it – it will embed that content on the page.
If we click play on the media, a little box pops up and it says ‘start playing media’, because it’s a presentation that I did on Prezi software , which does a moving slideshow. So it’s really easy to put up. It’s a great way to show some work that you’ve done, if you’ve done a report, or a presentation. It can be in the form of a video, a PDF, images or a SlideShare media like this.
I’ve checked that our video is working, then we can roll down and look at the other sections we can add media to. In this case I’ve got my experience working as a vet. I can add video, or a picture of myself working at the practice; and similarly past roles and positions. And we can add quite a few, it’s not just one picture to each section. I’ve added five there, and it looks like it could take another few, as well.
You can add quite a lot of information and really flesh out your profile; great if you do have a portfolio, or if you’ve done a lot of work for different roles. So that’s how we add our LinkedIn profile information. I really think it’s a great way to stand out from an otherwise pretty text heavy profile. It makes it more interesting and gives people a reason to connect with you.
By the way, if you haven’t seen or used the awesome Prezi presentation app before, you are in for a treat. Check out this Prezi I did on Influential – Personal and Business Branding Prezi
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