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Women from my Linkedin workshop

I recently facilitated a short workshop on LinkedIn, for a local Women’s Leadership Circle. I was invited to their retreat at the Hallelujah Farm in Chesterfield, NH. It was such a lovely day and a beautiful place. We covered the basics of setting up a professional profile. I started with a brief overview of LinkedIn which included reminding the group that LinkedIn is not like other social media sites, it’s strictly professional and therefore everything you put on your page should be professional, not vacation pictures of you sunbathing on the beach. We discussed the importance of using a professional profile picture.

Time was limited (by their itinerary) the group had a packed schedule. The one thing I wanted everyone to accomplish was setting their own LinkedIn URL.

Here’s how you claim your URL

> Get into edit mode on your profile page (you’ll see a pencil next to each section),
Look under your profile picture you’ll see your LinkedIn URL
> Click on that pencil and you will be allowed to change it.
*You must leave the words LinkedIn/in/ as they are.
> Type in your name using all lowercase letters without spaces like this /laurabriedis.com.

In case you’re not sure where to find your ULR, take a look at the screenshot below.

my-linkedin-profile

A good reason to do this that it looks professional, the best reason to do this is you can include YOUR LinkedIn url (link) on your business cards, and on your social profiles. It’s an online resume and business cards of sort. I’m grateful that despite the ladies tight schedule everyone managed to get their profiles started, if not finished. At the end of the post I’ve include a link to the handout I gave everyone. I can’t take any credit for the copy.
It’s really a knock off from Andrea Vahl.

LinkedIn Handout here…

I’ll leave with a few photographs of the farm and a link to their website — the rates are reasonable, the views are beautiful, and the food is fantastic

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