19 Jun How to Post and Share Video on LinkedIn via Box.net, Slideshare, Google Presentations, Behance and more
****UPDATE 2013 > Linkedin’s made some big changes to the way it operates. See new article outlining those updates to adding video to LinkedIn here ****
LinkedIn can be a great tool to stay connected with business colleagues and clients. But if you’ve spent much time on the business networking site, you’ll notice it seems a lot less colourful than say Facebook where users are constantly sharing photos and video. This may be because LinkedIn doesn’t offer video hosting – any videos that make their way onto LinkedIn need to be hosted elsewhere, like Youtube for example.
As a video production company that specializes in online video, Soul Arch Media’s video production clients regularly enquire about Linkedin video integration. The answer? It’s pretty straight forward to post a Youtube video to your LinkedIn Company Profile page – if you’re stumped I’ll give you step by step instructions on how to do this later – but it gets a little trickier if you’d like to add video permanently to your personal LinkedIn profile. You can share a link to videos you’ve uploaded elsewhere on the web by adding the video’s URL into the status box on your LinkedIn Profile home page, but this goes in your “news feed” so isn’t visible to other users long term. Ditto for posting video to your blog, and then reposting your blog on LinkedIn via “blog feed” – it’s a short-term fix. Although the social networking world is abuzz with how powerful video can be for both business and networking, LinkedIn don’t have a single straightforward mechanism for adding a more permanent intro video to your personal profile – so luckily there’s lots of third party applications that can help!
If you have a company overview video, commercial or personal introduction you’d like to permanently add to your LinkedIn profile, here’s a number of apps that allow you to upload and share video files by placing them into a public folder on your profile. It’s not the most straightforward method, but it still comes in handy to display all your professional videos, screencasts, demos and webinars – or any video you’d like to share with your professional network. Here’s some of the better ones I’ve found:
Huddle Workspaces – Allows you to create a folder and upload a video file to share with your connections once they’ve been invited to your workspace. Huddle supports any type of file, but I haven’t tried this one personally as I’ve always wanted my videos to be public, not invite only. However Huddle could be great if you wanted to share a personal welcome video to a private group, for example.
Box.net Files – This allows you to display video if you create a public folder on LinkedIn and allow the video files in that folder to be visible to all viewers of your LinkedIn Profile. All other files and folders can be kept private, although you may share specific items with select individuals. This application will only stream or play .FLV (flash video) file types. I’ve used Box.net, and it does the job fine, but I found it a little tricky to ensure the display settings are all correct, plus it’s got a tendency to ‘warp’ videos so they seem a little stretched looking. But the upside? You can quickly and easily add virtually any type of file to your LinkedIn profile so visitors can not only view but also download them.
SlideShare App– If you have connected your LinkedIn account with a SlideShare account, any video files you upload will show up in both places. You can upload video to SlideShare either via your SlidesShare Account or directly from the LinkedIn app. Once the video is uploaded, you will be directed to a video page, from where you can share video not only on LinkedIn, but Twitter and other social networks too.
Google Presentations – Allows you to add Youtube videos to a presentation, then post that presentation to your LinkedIn profile. It’s a really nice looking application, but for video sharing it’s limited as the only compatible video platform is Youtube. As above, it also allows you to share your presentation on Twitter and other social networks too.
Behance Creative Portfolio Display – Behance is an artistic online folio sharing site that allows you to add a wide range of files (from video to PDFs) to showcase your work. You can also embed from Vimeo, SoundCloud, YouTube, and more. The LinkedIn Behance App is called Creative Portfolio Display and allows you sync your Behance displays with your LinkedIn profile once you’ve linked your accounts. It’s another really slick looking App. It did seem to take a long time to load however!
So now you’ve hopefully singled out a method you’d like to try, here’s the step by steps. Remember the apps update all the time, so let us know if any of these instructions become outdated.
How to Add Video to your LinkedIn Company Page
Not familiar with LinkedIn Company Pages? There’s more info on them here. If you don’t have a company product page yet, while you’re creating your page you’ll be given an option to add video about your product or service (Step 10) while you’re setting it up. If you do have an existing Company Page, here’s how to add a Youtube video.
1.Go to your company page and open the “Product & Services” tab.
2. Select “Add a product or service”
3. Go to the box marked, “Step 10: Add a YouTube video about this product or service,” and add a title that clearly describes your video’s content.
4. Go to “Step 11. Add your YouTube video URL.” Copy and paste the URL from any video on YouTube.
Pretty easy, but the problem with this is your videos are hidden away on a company service page, and tucked right down in the bottom right hand corner out of view. If you’d like to see what I mean click the below link to visit the Soul Arch Media company page to test if you can locate our video – kind of like playing Where’s Wally. https://www.linkedin.com/company/soul-arch-media-&-marketing/video-production-gold-coast-brisbane-tweed-coast-sunshine-coast-and-byron-bay-203518/product
How to Add Video to LinkedIn Via Slideshare
Adding Videos to LinkedIn via the LinkedIN SlideShare app.
1.Install LinkedIn’s SlideShare app. Sign into LinkedIn, scroll down the left-side menu titled “More” and click into “My Applications”, select “Get More Applications” then look for the “SlideShare” app, set preferences, and click “Add application”.
2. Go to the Upload page. Once you hit upload, it will give a “converting” status – this takes a few minutes.
3. The video is ready to upload to LinkedIn but will not appear until you “Manage Your Presentations” on LinkedIn for SlideShare.
Adding Videos to LinkedIn via SlideShare4.
1. Click “Manage Your Presentations”, click on your video and to the right will appear a menu . Click “Show On Profile” LinkedIn
2.Once you click “Show on Profile” a “confirm” message will appear for you to confirm, then the video will be uploaded to both SlideShare and also on your LinkedIn profile.
How to Add Video to LinkedIn Via Google Presentations
For this one you’ll need to have your video uploaded to Youtube first.
1. Add Google Presentations to your profile. Sign into LinkedIn, scroll down the left-side menu titled “More” and click into “My Applications”, select “Get More Applications” and look for the “Google Presentations” app, set preferences, and click “Add application”.
2. If you don’t already have a Google Presentation created to add the video to, then click “Create a Presentation”.
3. Insert Video. Once you have your first slide, click Insert>Video. You’ll get a YouTube search window. Find the video you’d like to add and then select it. Scale the video to the right size to fit your presentation.
4. If you also want to insert a link, click on the “Text” button and add the text you want to add. Click the “Link” button and add your URL to the link.
5. Share Your Presentation by clicking on the “Share” button.
6. Select Your Presentation from the screen on the left.
7. Click “Post To Your Profile”and you’re done!
How to Add Video to LinkedIn Via Box.net
1. Sign into LinkedIn, scroll down the left-side menu titled “More” and click into “My Applications”, select “Get More Applications” then look for the “Box.net Files” app, set preferences, and click “Add application”.
2. Follow the prompts to set up a Box.net account (http://box.net) if you don’t have one, or link the LinkedIn box.net application to you existing account.
3. Use Box.net’s menu to “upload” each file you want to make available through LinkedIn. A browse window will allow you to locate the video you want to upload from your hard drive. The file will then automatically be listed in the Box.net window in your LinkedIn profile.
How to Add Video to LinkedIn Via Behance Creative Portfolio Display
1. Sign into LinkedIn, scroll down the left-side menu titled “More” and click into “My Applications”, select “Get More Applications” then click into the “Creative Portfolio Display” app, set preferences, and click “Add application”.
2. Follow the prompts to set up a Behance account if you don’t have one, or link the LinkedIn application to you existing account.
3. Got to “Projects”. You’ll be able to upload video or embed video from Vimeo, YouTube, Blip.tv, Veoh, Mevio, Yahoo Video, MySpace Video and more by using the “Embed” button. This site requires you add lots of additional information before you can publish. Tip- you’ll need to create a “Cover” first by adding a title and image. Make sure you set your video/folio preferences to public, and allow it to be viewed on LinkedIn when prompted.
So there you have it. Remember these sites update ALL the time, so let us know if any of these instructions become outdated! Need assistance filming or editing your video? Contact the team at Soul Arch Media Gold Coast Video Production on 07) 55595551
****UPDATE 2013 > Linkedin’s made some big changes to the way it operates. See new article outlining how to add video to your Linkedin profile here ****