Category Archives: Social Media

Video: How to Cancel a Linkedin Connect Request You Meant to Customize

Don’t you just hate it when you’ve clicked the Connect button on Linkedin only to realize you won’t be able to customize the message? Unless you’re on that person’s profile page, that’s going to happen.

Suite Tuesday. I hope you'll click Like, Share, and Comment on this video

 

 

 

Here’s how to cancel a request if it hasn’t been acted on.

Video: How to Add a Video (and Other Media) to Your Linkedin Profile

If you haven’t added video or other media to your Linkedin profile to showcase your service or product, what are you waiting for? It’s quick and easy (I recorded from a free Linkedin account before the anticipated update, and this still works).

 

Here’s how to insert a video from YouTube, an article from a Website, and a file.

Hope this helps. Feel free to comment and share. #SuiteTuesday

PEACE.

 

How to Delete Multiple Messages on the LinkedIn Free Account

Did I miss something? I’ve searched and see no way to do this. School me if I’m wrong.
It’s unbelievable that on the free LinkedIn you STILL cannot easily delete multiple messages. They just pile up, year after year.
 
I found this video on YouTube that shows how to delete multiple messages, but still no way to delete all at once.
And this is the code you’ll need. (When I use this, I first click to show all Unread messages.)
$(‘.delete-action’).each(function() { $(this).click(); $(‘button.yes-btn’).click(); });
 

If you know a better way, please leave in the Comments.

PEACE.

 

Facebook Keeps Showing Me Old Posts – How to Fix That

A few weeks ago, I noticed that Facebook kept showing me the same posts with one or two new ones. I finally figured out why and how to fix it.

  1. Go to the Home view.
  2. Scroll to find News Feed.
  3. Click that drop-down, and click or tap Most Recent.

Facebook keeps showing old postsThat’s it, but keep checking because Facebook keeps switching it back. At this writing, I didn’t see any way to change it permanently through Options. If you have a tip to make that happen, please leave in the comments.

PEACE.

 

How to Frame a Photo and Upload to Your LinkedIn Profile (with videos)

I wanted my photo on LinkedIn to stand out so I framed it. Here’s how I did it.

  1. Create a new PowerPoint file, and click Insert, Picture, double-click desired picture to insert onto the slide.
  2. Click the picture to select it. The Format tab appears.
  3. Choose a frame or orientation (on the Format tab, in the Picture Styles group).
  4. Choose frame (Outline) color (in the Picture Styles group).
  5. Change height and width (in the Size group). Mine is 1.66″ H and 1.2″ W.
  6. Right-click on the picture, Save as Picture. (When you right-click, you might see Move, Copy. Reposition the mouse and try again.)
  7. Edit your LinkedIn profile to add your picture (see video below).

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Uploading Contacts to LinkedIn from a File–Staying Connected (with video)

I made a commitment for 2014 to do a better job staying connected with past and current clients by first connecting with them on LinkedIn. I’d exported ONLY my Client category from Outlook into a .csv file and had to figure out how to upload that to LinkedIn. Here’s a quick video to show you how.

How are you planning on staying connected with your clients? Please leave a comment below.

PEACE.

How to Reorder or Rearrange Groups in LinkedIn Navigation (with video)

If you’re on LinkedIn, you’ve probably joined lots of interest groups. You can rearrange the group order so when you want to visit, your favorites are at the top. Here’s a how-to video that shows you how easy it is to reorder the navigation.

This video was updated on December 9, 2013.

Please share and subscribe.

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How to Improve Your LinkedIn Profile: a Professional Portfolio (with video tutorials)

LinkedIn is the number one social media site for getting business. Whether you’re job hunting, recruiting, or promoting your business and expertise, it’s the place to be. I put together this compilation of how-to videos I’d recorded that will improve your profile.

For more videos on LinkedIn, I’ve included my LinkedIn Playlist. I hope you’ll find some tips you can use.

How to Add Videos and Files to Your Profile (Create a Professional Portfolio)

 

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Boost Web Traffic and SEO by Leveraging Your YouTube Video Content With SlideShare Presentations (with how-to videos)

Are you taking advantage of being able to add your videos to a Slideshare.net presentation? It’s great for SEO and exposure to a business community. From their Website: “SlideShare is the world’s largest community for sharing presentations. With 60 million monthly visitors and 130 million pageviews, it is amongst the most visited 200 websites in the world. Besides presentations, SlideShare also supports documents, PDFs, videos and webinars.”

Does this sound like somewhere you need to be? Especially since they have a free version, right?

I’ve been busy on SlideShare lately, and wanted to share some tips that I think will help you.

Before You Upload PowerPoint Presentation to SlideShare

  • Use the Insert-Hyperlink command to create live URLs on desired PowerPoint slides (as opposed to just typing the URL). One of my slides invites people to join my email list. Another slide links to the Contact Us page on my Website. This how-to video shows how to create a hyperlink in Word and works basically the same in PowerPoint and other software.
  • Create at least three slides that appear BEFORE the slides with the live links. Otherwise, the links will not work when uploaded to SlideShare. The slide your video will appear on does not count in the three.
  • Remove any text on the slide that you don’t want scripted on SlideShare. SlideShare automatically transcribes your text on the slides and places it under your presentation. With a free account, you can’t delete it. I didn’t want my email address or phone number to display, so I removed that info from my slides. (I don’t want to take a chance in spammers scooping this info up, so I added a link to my Contact page on my Website instead.)

Add Your YouTube Video to SlideShare Presentation

I have a free account on SlideShare so I can’t upload a video directly. But since all my videos are on YouTube, I can add them to a presentation by inserting the link. Here’s a how-to video I recorded a couple of years ago, and everything works pretty much the same. You’ll want to use the URL from your browser’s address bar on the watch page (should see the word “watch” in the link).

Re-Uploading Your SlideShare File

I had to re-upload my presentation several times as I was learning all this. Unlike YouTube, you don’t lose your view counts when you switch out the file. To re-upload, go to My Uploads, find the presentation, click Edit-Re-upload.

The YouTube video will remain intact as long as the slide count doesn’t change. Otherwise, you’ll have to re-add it.

Here’s Example

To see all this in action, check out my SlideShare presentation below.

Continue to Leverage Your Content

After you’ve finished uploading your presentation to SlideShare, and you’ve added your video, don’t stop there. Below are some ideas on other ways to leverage this content.

  • Subscribers. If people have subscribers to your SlideShare channel, click the Email button above your slide and send to all of them (with a personal note that also asks them to share with their network).
  • Blog. I’m going to start inserting the SlideShare presentation in my blog instead of the YouTube video (get the embed code from SlideShare). This way, when people click to read/view, I’ll get a view count on SlideShare and on YouTube. The views should count on YouTube because the user has to click the video to play (as opposed to it being set to autoplay).
    UPDATE: The view count on SlideShare is far outpacing YouTube so the view counts are not synching for some reason. If I find out more on this, I’ll update the post.
  • LinkedIn profile. Edit your profile and add your SlideShare presentation as a file. Here’s a how-to video I recorded that will show you how to do this. LinkedIn changed slightly, but at this writing, the instructions work pretty much the same.
  • Press releases. Some press release sites allow you to include a video. Nothing will tell your story as well as a video.
  • Event pages. I use EventBrite for online event marketing and registrations and include videos on event announcement/registration pages.
  • Video Email. There is no need to use a video email service that takes your viewers to their site. Paste an image of your video/slideshow into your next email blast and hyperlink an image to the actual video or slideshow. (Include an image that has a play button (or create one) so it’s obvious they need to click.)
  • Facebook Like page, Social Media Sites. Never miss the opportunity to share videos and presentations on Facebook and other social networks.
  • More on YouTube. I also added a link to my SlideShare page on the About page of my YouTube channel. Here’s a how-to video on this.
  • More Video Websites. Consider uploading your videos to DailyMotion and Vimeo for more exposure. (I’m about to check into this. I like the idea of DailyMotion’s videowall that gives you the code to display up to 81 of your videos.)
  • Webinar. With a combination of PowerPoint and video, you already have your Webinar. I’m currently using GoToWebinar by Citrix and love the service. It’s convenient and no phone needed.

Need More Convincing?

For additional information on using SlideShare for SEO, branding, content marketing, and link building, check out this article by Boris Demaria on this topic. Great insights. And check out this post on The Moz Blog from Rand Fishkin on Leveraging the Power of Slide Decks to Boost Your SEO, Social + Content Marketing. And more great info is in this article by Mark Sherbin for the Content Marketing Institute, titled “6 Steps for Successful Content Marketing Using SlideShare’s Secret Search Sauce.” These articles reassured me that using SlideShare was a smart move.

All this should keep you busy for a while. Please leave any questions or ideas you have in Comments.

PEACE.