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How to Add Video To Your LinkedIn Profile

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Video is becoming an online content powerhouse.

And as video becomes more of the norm in terms of consuming content online, it’s important to stay up to date with using video on your blog, your social networking sites, and of course on my favorite social site for business… LinkedIn.

Why Video and LinkedIn

If you read this blog, then you know I’m a huge believer in the power of using LinkedIn to build your business or professional goals.  So what does adding video to your profile have to do with this? 

Think about it for a second.  When you search on LinkedIn and browse various profiles, what do 99% of them have in common?

They all look the same!

For the most part, all of the profiles look pretty boring.  Of course people say different things, and some format their profiles better than others, but all in all, most lack character.

Stand Out From The Crowd

LinkedIn is currently one of the top 25 websites in the world according to the Alexa Top 500, and as it’s growth continues to increase, you need to do what you can to have every advantage over your competitors.  This is where adding a video to your profile helps.

Here is a step by step video explanation on how to add a video to your LinkedIn profile, what video you should add, and why it will help you improve your value on LinkedIn.

It’s fun to know you stand out from the rest of your competition, and video definitely helps you achieve this on LinkedIn.

Step 1.  Create SlideShare.net Account and add application on LinkedIn
Step 2.  Upload a video to YouTube
Step 3.  Upload a presentation to your SlideShare account
Step 4.  Insert your YouTube link in the first slide of your presentation
Step 5.  Publish the SlideShare presentation on your profile

It’s amazing the reaction I receive from people who come to my profile and are amazed that they hear a voice and see a video when it’s totally unexpected (thanks again to Jim Kukral for providing the video recommendation for me).

I’d love to see you take the “LinkedIn video challenge” by uploading a video on your profile.  Take action today and get this set up and you will be far ahead of your competition.  Once completed, enter your profile link in the comments section below so everyone can see what video you added to your profile.

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67 comments
AdamStevens69
AdamStevens69

looks like you can only add 5 is that right?

1mbdirectory
1mbdirectory

Adding and sharing videos on the LinkedIn page is definitely a plus! Didn't know we could upload videos to LinkedIn until I read this post. Thanks for the tutorial.

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Peterpiano
Peterpiano

Just wondering why I have spent a ridiculous amount of time trying to upload a 6.5MB video to my LInkedin page.

Yes, I've contacted help(?) and followed the instructions meticulously.  But after waiting close on 40 minutes for my video to upload, I gave up.

Has anyone else on here had this sort of problem?

debbeach
debbeach

Love it! Video and its usage has been front and center in my thoughts so much lately, thanks!

Npeng
Npeng

Great tips! Adding a video definitely makes a LinkedIn Profile stand out since it appears very few people spend the time to create a video for their profile. A company I came across the other day called Tilt Video helps make video cover letters or introductory videos more professional by automatically editing for those of us that aren't experienced in video editing. Check them out at http://tiltvideo.com!

susiebf
susiebf

How many people are uploading videos to their profiles now? 

Rockpig
Rockpig

I've wasted so much time trying to follow this I'm ready to smash my PC!

PhilipRudy
PhilipRudy

this tutorial is terrible man you need to slow down, and explain each step.

bethkel
bethkel

OK, got the presentation edited, the YouTube video dropped in, and it "plays"...sort of.  For some reason, the AUDIO of the video plays but the screen remains gray.  Anyone else have this issue?  Thanks!

bikan0e
bikan0e

Thanks for a truly useful and idea inspiring article!

sndinc
sndinc

If you follow the steps Lewis outlined you can put the video inside of a powerpoint presentation and it doesn't cost anything.

visaman1
visaman1

Slideshare charges $19 a month to post videos. Do you have another sugestion?

BroadcastLouder
BroadcastLouder

Thanks Louis for the quick lesson which I just implemented! Yeah! - Susan

KMelissaKennedy
KMelissaKennedy

Great video! I tried adding video with google presentation app in LinkedIn and it wasn't stable, sometimes would work and sometimes not...this is a great alternative!

Thanks Lewis!

RichAbrahams1
RichAbrahams1

This worked for me. Just go through it step by step. Thank you sir.

bclapp21
bclapp21

I just did this 2 months ago and it worked just fine w/o upgrade to pro. Keep trying guys I'm sure you're just making a subtle error. I made a small mistake my first time and it didn't work...I started over and followed Lewis' instructions word for word and it worked.

Paul_Crafer
Paul_Crafer

I'm having the same trouble that some people had earlier in that the pres shows up but the video doesn't start. Under the Slideshare app viewer on the profile it says Go Pro to view video in LinkedIn. I guess they all caught on...

tanvon
tanvon

Really a cool feature, surely can't live without.

bclapp21
bclapp21

Great post - just added our About Us video to my linkedin profile and it was very easy. I'll admit, like many men I didn't follow directions all that well the first time and just started uploading my video - it worked but wouldn't auto play. I went back and listened to the video again and realized Lewis said to upload a presentation... long story short, built a quick slide, inserted youtube video prior to slide 1 and it works like a champ!

Thanks!

hanimourra
hanimourra

@lewishowes I just stumbled upon this (no pun intended) and though I'd share an alternate way to embed videos (with clickable links to your website) that I use on my LinkedIn Profile. It involves using the Google Presentation application within LinkedIn. You can check out what it looks like on my LinkedIn profile:

http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=51152157

Full how-to instructions and video provided by my good friends at @reelseo

http://www.reelseo.com/video-linkedin-profile/

Cheers,Hani

Aimee Gromowsky
Aimee Gromowsky

Hi. I came here via a Hubspot article. Thanks for the great tip. I can't figure out a way to bring the video to the top of the page. Is that even possible? Thanks!

WarrenWhitlock
WarrenWhitlock

As always, Lewis is a step out in front with a tip that I'm going to use today. Thanks

katiedidwork
katiedidwork

Hi Lewis, This is such a useful article and hopefully it will put me ahead of the game on Linkedin! Perfect clarity for me to understand exactly what to do, now to do it. Thanks so much.

MarkBlayney
MarkBlayney

Hi - I have the same problem as one of the Qs below - have set up slideshare a/c, posted presentation & inserted video before page 1 as instructed.

Presentation is showing up on my profile but no video.

When I look at slideshare there are options for paid accounts that look as though they will allow video to be shown on LinkedIn - what am I missing or is this facility no longer available with the free service?

CynthiaLovely
CynthiaLovely

Can video (via YouTube) only be added to company product pages? I'd love to add video, either slideshare or YouTube, to the main company overview page but, if this is possible, I'm not seeing how to do it.

SarahSantacroce
SarahSantacroce

Did Slideshare recently change their plans ? Because I think now you have to pay for a Pro account if you want to display a video, right ?

ajleon
ajleon

Great tip, Lewis!

MediaGorilla
MediaGorilla

Lewis,
Found the video link fro the company profile. Guess what, I was being stoopid!
Joe

MediaGorilla
MediaGorilla

Hey, thanks.

Actually, I work for Eurosport, Europe's largest sports multimedia platform, and we are looking to do some activity on LinkedIn around a big corporate announcement we will make in April. I thought about buying your book, but which one is the best for this type of thing? Basically, we want as many people on linkedin to be talking about this piece of news. So I want to get the lowdown. Been looking at all the vids on YouTUbe etc, but thinking your book may be the best place to start. You reckon?

Also: Putting up a video on the company page is it the same a personal one? I'm probably being stoopid, but I can't see how to do it.

Thanks Lewis, your activity is well known to us here at Eurosport, and I suppose this is a good time to big you up!!

Cheers,

Joe

MediaGorilla
MediaGorilla

Great Lewis. Fantastic. Can you add a video to a company page? Or is that standalone?

RossPR
RossPR

Golden advise Lewis! Absolutly Golden! I actually never thought of adding video to my LinkedIn profile. As always great actionable information.

rowenasimpson
rowenasimpson

As usual Lewis, great, innovative ideas and generous with your knowledge. I headed outside shot my video http://bit.ly/hC9N0C and like some of the others am struggling with the upload to slideshare bit. However, I'm sure with perseverance it'll appear on my profile in no time!

jonathansaar
jonathansaar

Great step by step blog. How long does it take for it to work? I edited it in slideshare but when I went back to my linkedin profile there was a banner under my slideshare app stating that if I wanted videos on my linkedin profile I would need to upgrade to slideshare pro. Did I miss something? thanks

Katherine_Salt
Katherine_Salt

Hi Lewis

Thanks for this but I am not seeing the edit page as shown in you vid. I could be doing something wrong but it looks like they are trying to get me to upgrade to LinkedIn pro to be able to upload a video through slide share. When I click on edit presentation I am only allowed to edit title, description and tags.

Think I must be doing something wrong...
Katherine

BonnieTaube
BonnieTaube

Thank you Lewis. This is such a powerful way for job seekers to show recruiters how technologically savvy they are and have their profile stand out. HiredMyWay.com will be hosting a career expo Feb. 23 in Novi and will have a videographer on site to capture your "elevator speech" live for only $50! Job seekers can then attach to their new video profile to their LinkedIn profile, following your astute instructions! Best regards, Bonnie Taube

jacobstoops
jacobstoops

Thanks Lewis for the great workaround the add a video to your LinkedIn account. I think it could be of huge value to anyone who comes to visit your LinkedIn profile to see a nice little (hopefully professional) video of you doing your thing. This could potentially give someone looking to employ or do business with you a hint about your creativity and who you are.

BTW, did you see LinkedIn is going public?

MARLdblE
MARLdblE

Yay! It's here - the how-to post I've been waiting for. Thanks Lewis!

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