Have you seen the talking LinkedIn Profile? Recently I noticed people replacing the logo on their company page for a gif which resulted in moving logos on personal profiles. I was not impressed. How about this though… have your profile picture talk to your visitor! How do you like that?
LINKEDIN PROFILE TALKING HEAD
IS IT REAL?
This is a little video I recorded with a free tool called Loom. It is actually two recordings in one. You know, like instruction videos where people record a PowerPoint and record themselves talking. I recorded my computer screen which shows my LinkedIn Profile and recorded myself talking. Funny thing about Loom is that recording yourself takes place in a circle. By placing that circle over my profile headshot I created the ILLUSION of a LinkedIn Profile with a talking head.
IS IT ALL TRICKERY?
If it is trickery, depends on your intention. If you pretend that a talking LinkedIn Profile picture exists it is all trickery. It is brilliant though to record video messages that are LinkedIn related. You can talk about an area of your profile you want people to pay attention to. You can record a video introducing yourself. You can even have a special message with a pumpkin or Santa hat for the holiday season.
MORE LINKEDIN VIDEO TIPS
You may also like to read this handy article: 4 Things you need to know re video on LinkedIn
- Directly upload video on LinkedIn.
- Places where you can add video to LinkedIn.
- Fun ideas for video on your profile.
- Always add value.