30 LinkedIn Profile Tips 8/30 – Share your slides

30 short, useful, actionable LinkedIn tips in 30 days from Doctor LinkedIn™, David Petherick. #30×30

#8/30: Add slides to your profile.

Control your own presentations on LinkedIn

Slideshare.net is owned by LinkedIn, and it integrates closely with LinkedIn – which means getting slide presentations onto your profile is simple and efficient.

We’ve probably all experienced ‘Death by PowerPoint’ so make sure your content is useful and legible.

Adding content is as simple as importing into SlideShare from existing PowerPoint or KeyNote presentations.

However, I recommend that you ensure brevity and visual clarity for small screen dimensions. Your presentation is not likely to be looked at using full-screen, and may be viewed on a phone or tablet – so think short, snappy, with strong visuals. Think simple. Then think simpler…

How do I add presentations to my profile?

Easy. Just create your content on Slideshare, or import it in from PowerPoint or Keynote, then copy the URL of your Slideshare presentation.

Go to edit your profile, and then click to add media to your summary, or to your relevant work experience, and paste the URL of your presentation in. You’re done.

By the way, you can of course add other people’s slidedecks to your profile. Don’t try to pass it off as your own work, naturally, but you can share presentations by others that are relevant to your work or support your ideas.

Once you have a few presentations in place on your profile, it looks visually more stimulating, and people can view your ideas and follow your stories in these presentations without having to leave your profile.