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Thank You LinkedIn – NOT part 3

Here is an explanation of the navigation changes that I found.  It might have been really nice of them to actually email us all (especially those of us that were viewed in the top 1%) and let us know before the change went into effect.  I guess that is just not their style.

li headerChanges to the Top Navigation Links on the Homepage

How do I find places that I used to see on my top navigation bar?

Last Reviewed: 05/24/2013

Report Answer Inaccuracies

With the new version of LinkedIn navigation, certain features may have moved or changed. Below is a list of items and how you can find them.

  • Inbox – Click the Inbox icon at the top right of your homepage to access your messages and invitations.
  • The top navigation bar disappears as you scroll down the page – To see it again, move your cursor to the top of the page. You’ll also see it when you scroll in the upward direction, or scroll all the way to the top.
  • Skills and Expertise – Go to http://www.linkedin.com/skills/, or move your cursor over any of the skills listed on a profile and click the title of the skill.
  • Recruiter link – If you have a Recruiter account, you’ll find the Recruiter link by moving your cursor over your profile photo at the top right of your homepage and selecting Go to Recruiter. You can also log into Recruiter via http://www.linkedin.com/recruiter/.
  • LinkedIn Today, Influencer Posts, and Channels – Move your cursor over Interests at the top of your homepage and select Influencers.
  • Your Company Page – Move your cursor over Interests and select Companies. Then search for your Company and click its name in the dropdown list.
  • Groups – Move your cursor over Interests and select Groups. You’ll see the list of groups you are a member of.
  • Recommendations – Go to your profile page and scroll down to the Recommendations box.
  • Polls – Go to polls http://polls.linkedin.com/ or share polls within a group.
  • Students and Alumni – Go to LinkedIn Alumni at //www.linkedin.com/college/.
  • Signal – Go to http://www.linkedin.com/signal or click the Search icon at the top of your homepage and then click Updates in the top left.
  • Manage Team Accounts for Sales Navigator – If you’re a team admin, move your cursor over your profile photo at the top right of your homepage and select Manage Team Accounts.

 

 

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Thank You LinkedIn – NOT Part 2

PUBLISHERS NOTE:  I was able to find this, that explains how to simply post videos and images.  It seems to work pretty well and is self-prompting. It still does’t have the flexibility, of the old SlideShare application, like autostart.  I can’t figure out why they are taking this approach after spending $116M on SlideShare, but it’s not my dime….

PUBLISHERS UPDATE – 5.31.13 – Ive just been informed, and sadly confirmed, that the features below are indeed NOT available to all accounts.  Although it seemed to be no problem to drop the applications across the whole platform, for some reason LinkedIn is only allowing some accounts to upload files.  It has nothing to do with premium status, but I can upload and some of my clients cannot – yet?

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BY EMILY PRICE
LinkedIn added the ability to showcase users’ talents in a whole new way Wednesday: pictures and video. Now LinkedIn users can add visual content to their profile pages, giving more depth to the written content already displayed on the site.For instance, a photographer might choose to include several of her best photos, or a copywriter might upload a video of that ad he wrote for last year’s Super Bowl. Architects can upload the blueprints for a building they designed, and musicians can upload videos of past performances.

Visual content can be added to your summary, work experience and education sections on the site, and can come from your computer’s hard drive or from the web.

On the flip side of the equation, people who are browsing profiles on the site can now like or comment on media uploaded to others’ profiles. A sharing option — for sharing content you find interesting with others — is also in the works.

New media-rich profiles are available now for LinkedIn members in English-speaking countries.

To add media to your own profile on LinkedIn click the “Edit” button on your profile page and follow the prompts in the summary, education and experience sections.

What sorts of content will you be adding to your LinkedIn Profile?

Images courtesy of Flickr, Alex Murphy

 

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Creating and Effective Powerpoint Presentation For Your Business

Whilst it might seem like a relatively simple task, it can often prove difficult to actually optimise a PowerPoint presentation for use in a business setting. The real key is establishing a theme and keeping it simple.

I distinctly remember when I gave presentations at school that I would thoroughly enjoy the animations and transitional effects that were on offer; however in a business environment, this seriously is not recommended. There’s a real reason that The Simpsons mocked the ‘star wipe’ transition – it simply makes everything look cheap and less serious!

Commonality

When creating a PowerPoint, one of the main things to remember is that there should be a common theme throughout the slides – whether this is the company logo at the edge, a colour scheme, border, or all three; a sense of cohesion can make a presentation feel complete and whole.

Header Slide

It can also prove a beneficial step to place a header slide prior to the start of any new section – this can initially be introduced with a contents slide; however if there is a lot of ground to cover, this is a key consideration. You could also simply state the category at the top of each slide within that section.

‘Appear’

Generally, the most user-friendly and professional transition is the simple ‘Appear’ – this is by far the cleanest and quickest way of introducing new sections. If you are aiming for a more ‘showy’ presentation, then sliding in from a direction can be a subtle way of jazzing the slides up.

Slide Content

Regarding the content of the slides, these should be restricted to short bullet points and descriptive images – you’re not trying to cram an essay into the presentation! Charts, graphs and diagrams can provide a huge aid to information that is being dictated and can bring a great detail of clarity to what may otherwise be a tricky subject to explain.

Manner of Presentation as Important As Content

Not only is the information presented in the slideshow important, but so is the manner in which it is presented – simply showing a series of slides with no context or explanation is of no help to anyone! Making a connection with the audience is key and whilst you can freely refer to what is being shown on screen, you shouldn’t simply be reading it out. Elaborate on all bullet points, explain any graphs and engage with any audience members that may have any questions.

Probably the best advice would be to refer to previous presentations made within the company, or establish your very own template that you will stick to – creating a unique style and theme can help to transform any PowerPoint.

Liz is a presenter and seminar leader. She uses Last Minute Meeting Rooms for many of her meetings.

 

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