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CORRECT PRONUNCIATION. Have you had people mispronounce your name when talking to you? On LinkedIn, they have added a new option in audio format.

Right now it is on the LinkedIn mobile app. LinkedIn will give you the option to use a audio recording of the way your name should be pronounced.

THE MICROPHONE

THE MICROPHONE

This will show up when you want to set up your pronunciation of either your first or last name.

The microphone will pop up and you can record your voice message. Press and hold the microphone button down until you are done recording. My name only took about 3 seconds, you have ten seconds to record your name.

Once your name is recorded you have two options. You can rerecord it or apply the recording to your profile.

WHO CAN LISTEN!

Add lastly, you can determine who can listen to the recording of the pronunciation of your name. You can choose between your 1st-degree connections or all LinkedIn members.

Many of my clients are senior executives in sales, business development, training, and recruiting who recognize the need to attract customers through Corporate Strategic training of LinkedIn, one on one consulting, and private workshops. Let me show you how to use all of LinkedIn’s resources. To discover how this process can benefit your organization, or if you’d like to update your profile or spend some time together on a 1-2-1 basis simply schedule an appointment on my calendar.

If there’s anything specific you’d like to know about making the most of LinkedIn, feel free to ask. I’ll happily answer questions in the comments – or write a future blog to cover wider topics.

Here is my call to action. If you would like continuing information about LinkedIn I’m always happy to connect with people who PERSONALIZE their connection request. My email address is BruceBix49@gmail.com. If you find this information valuable please share this with others who need help with LinkedIn.

You’re also welcome to check my website, my blog, and my YouTube channel.

I build practically perfect LinkedIn profiles and exemplary executive resumes. Contact me if you need help at 224-221-9700 or Email me at BruceBix49@gmail.com


Are you aware of the New #LinkedIn Messaging Features For Networking!

LinkedIn allows you to send up to 100 private messages per day to your first-degree connections. Make sure you personalize the message to your connection. Messaging on LinkedIn will be opened and read more often than a personal email.

On the desktop messages to your first-degree connections can include images, attachments, GIFs, and emoji’s. LinkedIn for some time has let connections add an attachment to their messaging. Make sure your messages stand out by including an image. The most current features have been to include emoji’s and most recently GIF’s.

Images can be uploaded to your LinkedIn message from your computer from files you have stored on your computer.

Attachments can be powerpoints PDF’s, or papers you have stored in your files.

GIF’s

Imogi”s

Using the @ sign on mobile messaging

Voice messaging

One extra feature on mobile is location

Tap the Current Location icon to move the map pin to your current location. If this is your first time using location sharing, you’ll be prompted to enable location-based features for the LinkedIn mobile app. Tap Allow to move the map pin to your current location.

Android
To send a location within a message:

Tap the Messaging icon.
Tap the Add icon.
Tap the Compose icon.
Add the recipient’s name.
Tap the Location icon to share a one-time location.
The map will default to the location selected on your profile until you grant location access to the LinkedIn mobile app.
Tap the Current Location icon to move the map pin to your current location.

If this is your first time using location sharing, you will be prompted to enable location-based features for the LinkedIn mobile app. Tap Allow to move the map pin to your current location.
If you prefer to send a different location, you can either drag the pin on the map to your location of choice or enter an address or business name into the Search for a location… field.
Tap the Send icon to send the location to your connection.

On the mobile app, however, you can also add an @ sign to mention one of your connections and you can also send a voice message.

I really like the newest feature of a voicemail. It adds a personal touch and it most cases your connections, especially those in another country will learn how your voice sounds in real life.

Many of my clients are senior executives in sales, business development, training, and recruiting who recognize the need to attract customers through Corporate Strategic training of LinkedIn, one on one consulting, and private workshops. Let me show you how to use all of LinkedIn’s resources. To discover how this process can benefit your organization, or if you’d like to update your profile or spend some time together on a 1-2-1 basis simply schedule an appointment on my calendar.

If there’s anything specific you’d like to know about making the most of LinkedIn, feel free to ask. I’ll happily answer questions in the comments – or write a future blog to cover wider topics.

Here is my call to action. If you would like continuing information about LinkedIn I’m always happy to connect with people who PERSONALIZE their connection request. My email address is BruceBix49@gmail.com. If you find this information valuable please pass this on to others who need help with LinkedIn.

You’re also welcome to check my website, my blog, and my YouTube channel.

I build practically perfect LinkedIn profiles and exemplary executive resumes. Contact me if you need help at 224-221-9700 or Email me at BruceBix49@gmail.com


Other than your first degree connections, can people in your network contact You on #LinkedIn?

Contact information Bruce Bixler profile

Your contact information on LinkedIn is ONLY available to your first-degree connections and no one else. Unless you make adjustments to your privacy and security settings and here is how you accomplish that.

The contact section, this section is now found at the top of your #LinkedIn profile underneath your headline and location. It IS Vitally important you fill out this section as much as possible so that your LinkedIn NETWORK and others can easily contact you. Just so you know this entire section is indexed by Google. What is so important about Google indexing is so that this information will show up on Google search.

Your contact information on LinkedIn includes your LinkedIn URL. Your websites – you can include up to three. Your phone number. Your email address. Your Twitter handle. All of this can be edited, hidden, or made visible by adjusting your settings.

Your URL, you must claim YOUR URL and it should be personalized so it pertains to you. A URL (Uniform Resource Locator) is a unique identifier used to locate a resource on the internet. It is also referred to as a web address. URLs consist of multiple parts — including a protocol and domain name — that tell a web browser how and where to retrieve a resource.

To customize your URL – go to the top of your LinkedIn profile click on your picture move your cursor down to “Privacy and Setting: and select. Then just click on the “Edit Public Profile” and in the top right corner will appear your URL button click on it to edit your #LinkedIn profile. URL Try to use your first and last name together if they’re available. With over 600 million users it may no longer be available. If its not available add a job title. Mine would be brucebixlerLIexpert. Don’t make it too long because that URL may not fit a business card.

My public LinkedIn profile URL I received from LinkedIn initially had 13 characters after my name and was too long for the opening on the business card. SO I had to make adjustments to it.

Add websites where people can follow you or connect with you. You have 3 websites you can list on your profile. DONT just say My WEBSITE or My BLOG those are too generic and it is not beneficial for SEO or Google search algorithms. When you share your website URL’s, you will need to use the drop-down menu directly opposite on the right-hand side. When you click on the dropdown arrow you’ll have a choice of Personal, Company, Blog, RSS Feed, Portfolio and Other. In order to get access to the 3 website slots, you need to select ‘Other’ for each one. Then you add the website URL in the box.

Once you have your websites you can then add your phone number, and your email address and a Twitter link to complete your contact information.

Now you should be all set, WRONG. You have to go to your “Edit Your Public Profile” settings and make sure your profile is visible to all people on or off LinkedIn and your content should be visible in search results (Google, Bing, etc.). Also when you are in settings go to the privacy setting of “who Can See Your Email Address” and make sure that “Anyone On LinkedIn” can see your email address.

And, finally, two other privacy settings that you need to know if you are in job search and are listed under privacy and job-seeking preferences.

1.)Let recruiters know you’re open to opportunities share that you’re open and appear in recruiter searches matching your career interestsCloseYes
We take steps not to show your current company that you’re open, but can’t guarantee completely.

2.)Signal your interest to recruiters at companies you have created job alerts for this will be applied for companies that you have created job alerts for.

That’s IT!

Many of my clients are senior executives in sales, business development, training, and recruiting who recognize the need to attract customers through Corporate Strategic training of LinkedIn, one on one consulting, and private workshops. Let me show you how to use all of LinkedIn’s resources. To discover how this process can benefit your organization, or if you’d like to update your profile or spend some time together on a 1-2-1 basis simply schedule an appointment on my calendar.

If there’s anything specific you’d like to know about making the most of LinkedIn, feel free to ask. I’ll happily answer questions in the comments – or write a future blog to cover wider topics.

Here is my call to action. If you would like continuing information about LinkedIn I’m always happy to connect with people who PERSONALIZE their connection request. My email address is BruceBix49@gmail.com. If you find this information valuable please share this with others who need help with LinkedIn.

You’re also welcome to check my website, my blog, and my YouTube channel.

I build practically perfect LinkedIn profiles and exemplary executive resumes. Contact me if you need help at 224-221-9700 or Email me at BruceBix49@gmail.com





How to post an update on LinkedIn for daily engagement!

First find an article you want to share with your LinkedIn network.

Second copy the article URL.

Next go to the home page of your LinkedIn profile.

Click on “start a Post” and you will get a pop up that asks “What do you want to talk about?”

Then write a comment about the article or ask a question to generate engagement with your connections.

Next is add or Paste the article URL.

Click on the next button.

Add who can see this post. To be most effective select “anyone, or if you are on Twitter share the article on two platforms.
You can also add groups to post the article to or if you want JUST your connections to see it you can choose that as well.

After that hit advanced and select “allow comments on this post” to hopefully engage some of your connections.

Select #Hashtag’s you want the article and you to be found for and add them to your post.

One additional feature you should incorporate in an update is to “TAG” someone or “TAG” a company in the comments your wright about the article. When you “TAG” someone (@) or “TAG” (@) a company that will prompt a notification to you that someone mentioned your name or company name..

Finally click on the BLUE “POST” button.

Many of my clients are senior executives in sales, business development, training, and recruiting who recognize the need to attract customers through Corporate Strategic training of LinkedIn, one on one consulting, and private workshops. Let me show you how to use all of LinkedIn’s resources. To discover how this process can benefit your organization, or if you’d like to update your profile or spend some time together on a 1-2-1 basis simply schedule an appointment on my calendar.

If there’s anything specific you’d like to know about making the most of LinkedIn, feel free to ask. I’ll happily answer questions in the comments – or write a future blog to cover wider topics.

Here is my call to action. If you would like continuing information about LinkedIn I’m always happy to connect with people who PERSONALIZE their connection request. My email address is BruceBix49@gmail.com. If you find this information valuable please pass this on to others who need help with LinkedIn.

You’re also welcome to check my website, my blog, and my YouTube channel.

I build practically perfect LinkedIn profiles and exemplary executive resumes. Contact me if you need help at 224-221-9700 or Email me at BruceBix49@gmail.com


Are You REALLY visible on #LinkedIn? I started to list just a few items. Then found several more, and ended finding a lot of options for your visibility.

Have you checked your visibility settings recently? What do you mean you don’t know where they are?

Go to your picture on the tool bar at the top of your profile page. When you click on the picture there is a drop down to your “Account” below that is “settings and privacy”.

The next pop up will be Account, Privacy, Ads, and Communications. Select the “privacy” tab.

The first step is to click on the first line “Edit my Public profile” Once you click on that you will be able to look at your “Public profile” which is what people see when they search for you on Google or other search engines.

The next step is to scroll down the page on the right side to view visibility. There will be a list of boxes for each section of LinkedIn that you have added to your profile. For visibility you should have all of the boxes checked. If you leave any of those boxes unchecked that part of your profile will not be visible on public websites.

Under the visibility section you will have five choices to select from. The optimum choice is to select the “public” button which allows all LinkedIn members, and others who find you via search engines and other services.

Thee step 3. is under privacy also is “who can see your email address. This section is NEW this year. Before this the only people able to see your email address was your first degree connections. Now you have four choices to choose from. Again, for visibility check the box that says “Everyone on LinkedIn.” Your changes will be automatically saved.

Step 4 Is “Profile Visibility off LinkedIn”. Chose how your profile appears via partners and other permitted service.
Should we show information from your profile to users of permitted services? Yes you want your profile visible to other search engine and sites, if not you won’t be visible on Google, Bing, or Yahoo.

Step 5 “Manage Active Status”

Choose who can see when you are on LinkedIn

Your Connections only
Only your 1st-degree connections will be able to see when you are on LinkedIn.

All LinkedIn members
All LinkedIn members will be able to see when you are on LinkedIn.

No one
No one on LinkedIn will be able to see when you are on LinkedIn.

Choose wisely or you won’t be visible to the people or customers you want to find you.

Step 6. Notifying connections when you’re in the news

Choose whether we notify people in your network that you’ve been mentioned in an article or blog post.
Want to let your connections and followers know when you’re mentioned in the news? This should be a yes, if you want visibility on LinkedIn.

7. Mentions by others
Choose whether other members can mention you
Allow others to mention you in future post and comments

You can control the visibility of your existing mentions.

8. One last option for visibility is for job search.

Let recruiters know you’re open to opportunities

Share that you’re open and appear in recruiter searches matching your career interests
We take steps not to show your current company that you’re open, but can’t guarantee complete privacy.

There are a few more options and they are listed under YOUR privacy settings check them out.

Many of my clients are senior executives in sales, business development, training, and recruiting who recognize the need to attract customers through Corporate Strategic training of LinkedIn, one on one consulting, and private workshops. Let me show you how to use all of LinkedIn’s resources. To discover how this process can benefit your organization, or if you’d like to update your profile or spend some time together on a 1-2-1 basis simply schedule an appointment on my calendar.

If there’s anything specific you’d like to know about making the most of LinkedIn, feel free to ask. I’ll happily answer questions in the comments – or write a future blog to cover wider topics.

Here is my call to action. If you would like continuing information about LinkedIn I’m always happy to connect with people who PERSONALIZE their connection request. My email address is BruceBix49@gmail.com. If you find this information valuable please pass this on to others who need help with LinkedIn.

You’re also welcome to check my website, my blog, and my YouTube channel.

I build practically perfect LinkedIn profiles and exemplary executive resumes. Contact me if you need help at 224-221-9700 or Email me at BruceBix49@gmail.com


Are you Managing Your Active Status on #LinkedIn? What is active status?

It is one of the newer settings on YOUR Settings and Privacy. Go to the tool bar at the top of your profile page, click on your profile picture, and click the drop down. #LinkedIn introduced it recently as one of its new features.

Step one: Go to “Privacy and settings”

Step two: Select “Privacy”

Step three: Scroll to “Manage active Status”

Step four: Three options are…

“Your Connections Only”
“All LinkedIn members”
“No One”

Finally. Your Connections only
Only your 1st-degree connections will be able to see when you are on LinkedIn.

All LinkedIn members
All LinkedIn members will be able to see when you are on LinkedIn.

No one
No one on LinkedIn will be able to see when you are on LinkedIn.
Changes to this setting may take up to 30 minutes to take effect.

So why would you want to have your settings all LinkedIn members??

QUESTION: Are you an entrepreneur, are you in sales, are you in lead generation, are you in business development, are you a recruiter, OR are you in job search?

On, “Active Status” gives you VISIBILITY too!

ANSWER: Your customers, your clients, yours leads, your possible candidate, your hiring manager, and your recruiter.

Link for video: https://www.useloom.com/share/31bc3878d9b541bfba09763f7f10f6f3

Many of my clients are senior executives in sales, business development, training, and recruiting who recognize the need to attract customers through Corporate Strategic training of LinkedIn, one on one consulting, and private workshops. Let me show you how to use all of LinkedIn’s resources. To discover how this process can benefit your organization, simply schedule an appointment on my calendar.

Here is my call to action. If you would like continuing information about LinkedIn I’m always happy to connect with people who PERSONALIZE their connection request. My email address is BruceBix49@gmail.com. If you find this information valuable please pass this on to others who need help with LinkedIn.

You’re also welcome to check my website, my blog, and my YouTube channel.

I build practically perfect LinkedIn profiles and exemplary executive resumes. Contact me if you need help at 224-221-9700 or Email me at BruceBix49@gmail.com


LinkedIn Hashtags from your homepage. Directly underneath your photo and Headline. This is on the desktop version. I did not see it on the mobile version of LinkedIn, although you can use the hashtags it doesn’t show on the mobile version

Hashtags list. It gives a list of the most used or the hashtags LinkedIn thinks you will use most. If you click on the “see more” the list expands from 5 to ten most used Hashtags.

Hashtag communities. So what are hashtag communities on LinkedIn? They are hashtags that you can choose to add or pin to your list. When you click on them your home page feed will show up with all the posts and updates that are filed under the pinned hashtag.

Hashtags show more you will be taken to a page of different topics that you can follow. These look a lot like the old Pulse topics that you could follow and get articles to show up on your home feed.

I clicked on the hashtag for information science which is a hashtag I follow and up came the term information science and all the updates for that hashtag.

LinkedIn is taking a step towards Twitter and Instagram in keeping up with current digital features and making it easier to search on the platform.

Many of my clients are senior executives in sales, business development, training, and recruiting who recognize the need to attract customers through Corporate Strategic training of LinkedIn, one on one consulting, and private workshops. Let me show you how to use all of LinkedIn’s resources. To discover how this process can benefit your organization, simply schedule an appointment on my calendar.

Here is my call to action. If you would like continuing information about LinkedIn I’m always happy to connect with people who PERSONALIZE their connection request. My email address is BruceBix49@gmail.com. If you find this information valuable please pass this on to others who need help with LinkedIn.

You’re also welcome to check my website, my blog, and my YouTube channel.

I build practically perfect LinkedIn profiles and exemplary executive resumes. Contact me if you need help at 224-221-9700 or Email me at BruceBix49@gmail.com