Can I Add a Presentation to my LinkedIn Profile?

By September 4, 2012 LinkedIn Tips

LinkedIn Presentations to ProfileDo you have an important presentation that you would like to highlight on your LinkedIn profile? Do you have your portfolio within a slideshow presentation? Did you know you can show these on your LinkedIn profile?

To add a Google Presentation to your LinkedIn profile, follow these steps:

LinkedIn Profile Show Portfolio

  1. Login to LinkedIn and choose Edit Your Profile.
  2. In between your main profile box and your summary, there will be a New Add Sections option.
  3. Click the +Add Sections link.
  4. You will see a number of options under Sections and Applications.
  5. Scroll towards the middle of the Applications list and you will see an option for Google Presentation. Click Google Presentation
  6. Once the Google Presentation box shows up, click on “Add Application.”
  7. On the next page, you can choose whether or not to display your Google presentation on your profile or LinkedIn home page. The default setting is to show in both places.
  8. Once you have made your choice, click the Add Application button on the right-hand side of the screen.
  9. Now, to add a presentation, you must have a Google Account. If you don’t have a Google Account, you can quickly set one up at this link – https://accounts.google.com/NewAccount
  10. Once you have a Google Account and have signed in, go to Google Documents (docs.google.com).
  11. Now, upload a presentation to your Google Documents area that you have created in any of these formats (.ppt, .pps, .pptx).
  12. Once this presentation is uploaded to your Google Documents area, go back to LinkedIn and follow the instructions for adding that presentation within your new Google Presentation application in LinkedIn.

Be creative with this area. If you are a photographer, use this to highlight your best photos. If you are a designer, highlight your projects. If you are an expert in a particular field, use this to show small parts of your best presentation so that your LinkedIn contacts can learn more about what you do.


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Erik Rostad

Author Erik Rostad

Erik Rostad started EPR Creations in May 2008. He works with universities, international organizations, and executives on their online presence.

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  • Allan Norman says:

    I can’t get it to work. I have presentations saved in google docs. I have the app set up on linked in. In linkedin I go to edit profile/google presetation/get started and that takes me to the box where I can upload,create, or select an application. It says I have 0 appliactions on line. How do I get my presentations to show up? I even tried downloading the presentation from google docs my computer and then uploading, That didn’t work either? Any suggestions? I do have a slide share presentation on my linked in profile. Would that be the problem? In the end I want one presentation that opens when they go to my profile and then another presentation that will open if they click on the play button. Thanks

  • James McCarthy says:

    If LinkedIn is serious about converting people into paid subscribers they need to get their act together with these apps. This one looks like it was programmed by a 13 year old. Upload fails and the only help offered is red text that says “upload failed” – thanks for the info LinkedIn. I tried creating three new presentations and none of them show up in the list. Is this LinkedIn giving Google a black eye or the other way around?

  • Sally says:

    I am an artist. I would like to showcase my portfolio as a whole on Linkedin. I’ve seen it possible on other artists’ sites, I can’t figure how to do it on my own. I can only add one picture at a time with a statement.

    • Erik Rostad says:

      Hi Sally – can you include some links to artist pages where they are showing they are showing their entire portfolio? I only know of a way to do one image at a time.

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