Video on Your Profile

Guest blog post today by Marc C. Blaine, Esq.

As most readers may know, is a very popular business and professional networking site on the web.  In fact, most people use it to stay in touch with their professional contacts; some people use it to promote their businesses; some people use it to network for new jobs, and business related opportunities.  However, as more and more people continue to use, what can you do to make your profile page stand out from the rest of the pack using the networking site?  If you are currently using, what if you could add your video to your profile?   What if you could use any video that promotes your business, or helps the public understand what you offer, and how you can help them?  Well, I recently found a way to do this through using Google Presentation Application in conjunction with   The ability to add video to your profile has only recently become possible so not many people know about this.

For those of you who already have video on your website, and you have uploaded your video to the video sharing sites, uploading video to your profile is a more creative way to show your contacts who you are, and what you can offer since most of the people on do not have video on their profiles.  You already invested time and money in your videos so you should maximize their use whenever you can; besides it is free, and helps you stand out to showcase your practice or trade. As everyone knows, each day more and more potential clients and business opportunities are searching profiles.  In fact, recent statistics have shown steady growth of the use of world-wide in 2010; some statistics suggest the growth is comparable to what Twitter is doing in growth.  Also, using is another great way of obtaining “back links” back to your website for those of you concerned about Search Engine Optimization (SEO).  This idea is yet another reason to invest in video if you have not already done so.

In order to get your video on your profile, you will have to add Google Presentation Application to your profile by clicking on your “add an application” button on your profile.  However, to make it even easier for you, has done a great video on how to do it step-by-step, and it is available for free on  Just search “How To Add, Embed Video on Linkedin” when you log onto  It is easy to follow and should get you rolling in minutes!  If you have any questions, or need to contact me I can be reached at  I wish everyone much success with this creative way to display their business videos on, and I would like to thank attorney Gerry Oginski at for allowing me to post this guest blog.

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Gerry – I can’t thank you enough for guiding me through what would have been a disaster had anyone but you been behind the camera. My power point slides somehow disappeared from my laptop when using the hotel wireless internet … or maybe it was my “fat finger.” In any event, I knew the stuff because I had been giving public seminars on the content for years. But I tend to freeze without a visual cue. So, without visual cues, the day could well have been a huge disaster. While my practice niche is Elder Law, not PI or MedMal, you were like a football or basketball coach; despite my usual stumbles without visual cues, you were successful in getting me to go beyond the stumbles to a successful video shoot. Many thanks for your coaching!

Richard Habiger