Tuesday evening I had the privilege of presenting “Advanced LinkedIn: Hints, tips and tricks to take your LinkedIn skills from beginner to advanced!” to patrons of the Penfield Public Library. It was a large crowd (as far as these types of presentations typically go) that was very engaged with many great questions asked.
In the course of 90+ minutes I covered how to create a customized and robust personal profile, how to create and save advanced searches, how to find groups and customize group settings and numerous other hints, tips and tricks.
When you’re presenting to a group of people, you learn to “read” the audience in terms of which points are resonating and which you might need to explain or clarify in further detail. While I provided well over 20 tips throughout the evening, there was one in particular that seemed to generate the most “a-ha!” reactions among the attendees. . .
LinkedIn defaults the news feed on your home page to “Top Updates” (i.e., those with higher engagement levels . . . likes, comments and/or shares). While it’s great to see what’s popular in your network, many people want to check their news feed for recent updates. LinkedIn doesn’t make it easy to change from Top Updates to Recent Updates. You need to locate the ••• symbol located between “Publish a post” and the first item in your news feed (see red box area in the screen capture above).
When you click that symbol it allows you to change from top updates to recent updates. However, this setting is not permanent or “sticky” so each time you navigate away from your news feed, you’ll need to change it if you wish to see recent updates.
If you attended my presentation, was there a different tip or trick that you thought was even more eye-opening? If so, please mention it in the comments and I’ll build a future post around it to share with others!