Adding video to your Linked in profile is a great way to enhance your credibility with your profile viewers and although not an entirely straightforward process, it is very simple and will take about 5 minutes.

How to add video to your Linked in profile;

Step #1: Go to Slideshare.net and set up a free account (or log in if you are an existing user)

Step #2: Confirm your email address by clicking the link in the email from Slideshare (new accounts only)

Step #3: Upload a blank 1-slide PowerPoint Presentation to Slideshare

Step #4: In Linked in, click ‘more’ then ‘add apps’, select the Slideshare app and install it

Step #5: Go to YouTube and copy the URL of the video you want to add to your Linked in profile

Step #6: Go back to Slideshare, select ‘My Uploads’ ‘edit’, select ‘Yes’ to add YouTube videos, paste the YouTube URL where prompted and select ‘show before slide 1’

That’s it!

(Thanks to Rob Wilkinson for this tip!)

After a few minutes, your Slideshare video will be showing at the bottom of your Linked in profile.

How To Add Video To Your Linked in Profile

Screenshot of my Linked in profile view showing video

While you’re in Linked in, it’s a good opportunity for you to check your profile is as polished and up-to-date as it could be.

Have you edited your summary info lately? Does it still reflect what you offer?

Are you regularly requesting testimonials? If you’ve worked for any of your Linked in connections recently, why not spend ten minutes now asking for a recommendation which will automatically appear on your profile?

Is your Linked in profile 100% complete? Take a look at the sections that you haven’t yet completed… can you complete those now?

Finally… are we connected on Linked in? GO HERE to visit my Linked in profile