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Your LinkedIn Profile is Your Digital Internet of Things (IoT)

The definition. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical objects, devices, vehicles, buildings and other items which are embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and networks, which enables these objects to collect and exchange data. My LinkedIn profile is part of my network of (IoT), its an other item which is embedded with networks to exchange information with other connections using devices (Laptop and smartphone) and websites.

It starts with my LinkedIn profile page. These profiles collect useful data with the help of various existing technologies and then autonomously flow the data between other websites and devices. LinkedIn’s biggest device is an open source technology called Kafka that was originally developed to pass messages between the pieces of LinkedIn’s large web application.

That’s what your profile is meant to be used for, to pass your messages between the pieces (SlidShare, Lynda, Rapportive, and others) of LinkedIn’s web applications. On your profile page is your contact information that only your first degree connections can view.

This is the hub for your LinkedIn profile (IoT) Internet of Things. All of this contact information is on your profile and most people on LinkedIn do not use it or even know that it exists. It starts with your phone number and email address. Experienced users will know that you can add blogs, company websites, personal websites, RSS Feed, portfolio, and others. There are three basic websites that LinkedIn lets you add plus Twitter.

Other ways to add to your (IoT) Internet of Things would be to add your company to the LinkedIn platform. Then you can place your website address such as http://www.hobknobery.com directly underneath my current experience section position. When you place it there it becomes a hyperlink so when someone hovers over the link and clicks on it, it takes the reader of your LinkedIn profile directly to your company page on LinkedIn.

We are getting warmed up now. If you have other websites you use for your company you can add those ass well. Lets say you have a YouTube Channel that you would like to share with your connections. Go to your YouTube Channel and click on the URL link and copy it. Then go to your LinkedIn profile and “edit” it. At the top right corner of every section of your profile is sqaure with a (+) plus sign on it. Click on it.

This is what it looks like. Next screen will be a drop down and you will have two choices add a URL, which your are going to add, or it will ask you to find a file. Paste the URL you copied from your YouTube channel into the box the say http:// and LinkedIn will auto generate a title and description for you, which you should edit to make it SEO friendly.

Once that is done there will be a box with your media from Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-Ji2mhHzFW-tD55wWL7BOg which when you click on the image will take you directly to your YouTube channel.

One of the mainstays of your profile is your Twitter account which is separate from your websites. With a Twitter account added to your LinkedIn profile you can leverage two different digital media platforms simultaneously. When you post an update on your LinledIn profile you can share that update on Twitter at the same time provided your audiences are the same.

The next part of your (IoT) Internet of Things you can add to your LinkedIn profile is Slidshare. SlideShare is owned by LinkedIn and is actually part of your profile listed under “Interests”. You can have a separate SlidShare account but if you don’t you can add it through your LinkedIn profile. Some SlideShare stats you may want to know about: 70 million lusers, 159 million page views and 41% of B2B marketers use it to share content.

You can add four types of media to SlideShare, images, presentations, papers, and video. This is an opportunity to showcase what you are all about. Adding visual media to yur LinkedIn page will separate you from others in you industry. It will help you stand out and make you the subject matter esxpert in your field.

There are other sites you can add to your (IoT) Internet of Things on LinkedIn and one of them is an About.me page. https://about.me/brucebixler What you can do is set up your profile on About.me open the profile page so it generates a URL, then copy the URL go to edit your LinkedIn profile andd place it in the section of your profile that you feel it is the most appropriate. I put mine at the bottom of my LinkedIn Summary section since it is about me. The only thing you have to is have to do is click on the image and it will take the viewer directly to that web site.

If you are a blogger you can add your blog to one of the three websites LinkedIn lets you use. If you use WordPress you can share your blog on the LinkedIn platform every time you post. There are other sites you can add it’s just up to your imagination, have fun with your additions.

Bruce is sought out by leaders in sales, business development, training, and recruiting who recognize the need to attract clients and customers through Corporate Strategic training of LinkedIn, one on one consulting, and private workshops. You are shown how to practically use all of LinkedIn’s resources. To discover how this process can benefit your organization, simply reply to this email bruce@hobknobery.com or call Bruce at 224-221-9700.

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 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.

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

New LinkedIn Skill Pages Have Been Updated! Do you know how to use them?

Yes, LinkedIn skill pages are back. But having access to the information is not obvious. LinkedIn hid it in plain sight. The first step is to go to your profile page and click on the BLUE “View Profile as” button. The blue button changes to “send a message”. Instead of the edit mode, where the edit pencils show up whenerver you hover your mouse over different sections of your profile, you want to view your profile as your connections do.

When you are viewing your profile as a connection you can click on a skill which actually becomes a hyperlink and takes you to a LinkedIn “TOPIC” page. Make sure you click on the skill not the number of endorsements.

People you know have this skill. It will list the top people on LinkedIn that have this skill. Take a look at their profile and see what skills they have listed on their profile. If you are in the same industry do you have those skills also listed on your profile? If you don’t maybe you had better add them for your keyword search results.

Lynda see what there is to study about YouTube from Lyndadotcom.

Pulse articles written by members of LinkedIn regarding the subject of YouTube. It will show you the most popular posts by LinkedIn members that have been written about the subject.

Slideshare, next if you scroll down the page you will see a listing for the most popular items that have been written about YouTube on the SlideShare platform which is owned by LinkedIn.

Jobs that use this skill. Check out all of the jobs listed on LinkedIn that use that skill.

LinkedIn groups, all the groups on LinkedIn regarding that skill or are about subject matter or expertise of that skill.

People also know, scroll down more and there will be a listings of similar skills that people also have on their profiles.

All the info from above about skills is in the expanded version. I just found out there is a consolidated version which looks a little different which is shown below. Not all of the above info is displayed but most of it is. Not sure what drives the version you look at or which one LinkedIn decides to show you.

Here is my call to action. If you would like continuing information about Social Selling and LinkedIn I’m always happy to connect with people who PERSONALIZE their 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.

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

Add Your Own Amazon Reading List to Your LinkedIn Profile? Why not?

Step one go to Google and choose images of the books you have read,capture-li-logo1

are reading, or want to read.

Step two, save those images to a document. Word or other

document type file.

Step three: go to Google again and find an Image of the old LinkedIn

Amazon Reading List, and add that to your document.

Step four convert the images of the books to a Power Point.

Step five: go to SlideShare and upload the ppt,

Step six: Click on the uploaded ppt and link to it directly.

Step seven: Copy the URL and paste it to your LinkedIn profile in the summary, job position, or education

section of your LinkedIn profile.

Step Eight: Name and describe the content and save it then click on done editing. NOW you have your own Amazon

Reading List on Your LinkedIn Profile.

Maybe LinkedIn will bring Amazon Reading List back, just maybe.

Are You Using Your NEW LinkedIn Profile and SlideShare?

First thing to do is set up a free SlideShare account toimages

compliment your LinkedIn profile.

Complete your SlideShare account by filling out a profile with

Picture and whatever personal information you want to be known.

Then the fun begins. Here are your options to use with SlideShare:

1) Documents
2) Presentations
3) Video
4) Images

If you do presentations or power points you can add those to SlideShare. Just go to your account and select “upload”.

Find the file on your computer, select it and upload it to your SlideShare account.

If you are in job search and you have a resume in word or as a PDF you can also upload this to SlideShare. Once you

have it in SlidShare, click on the resume which will create a URL which you can add to your LinkedIn profile.

How do you add this to your profile. Start by editing your profile click on the box+ and Add a link to a video,

image, document, presentation… will show up.In this case your resume. Next a box will show up that says share a

link. Go to your SlideShare account click on your resume and it will generate a URL. Copy the URL and Paste the URL

from SlidShare into the “Add a Link” box.

This will create an image to click on, a title and description area to fill out. Select save and your profile media

link will be complete. You can place the media link in the summary, experience or education sections of your

profile. You can add YouTube videos, power point presentation,or pictures of events you have attended to your profile

If you want to add (UVP) Unique Value Positioning to your profile so your profile is outstanding, add the media to

several places on your LinkedIn profile.

I’ve added 13 items of media to my profile, I’m not sure what the limit is yet. The reason LinkedIn did this is

because Google changed some of its search algorithms, they are now searching for URL traffic instead of tags,

keywords, and meta tags.

Good luck with your URL traffic.

Have You Added SlideShare to Your LinkedIn Profile? With SlideShare you

can add ant power point presentation that you have done. You can add all

or as many power points that you would like to your profile.

SlideShare also allows you to add videos that you have made to the

application. Either videos you did or videos that you find that are

of interest to you or your connections.

But, I think the best part of adding SlideShare to your LinkedIn profile is that you have access to all of your

connections power points and any videos that they have made. If you are connected to a lot of people can you imagine

the volume of information that you have, and all you have to do is click on the link.

Then you have the choices to view your own, view your connections, explore, or upload another ppt.

So have fun viewing, and who knows you may make a new connection or learn something new.