Have You Published a Book? Here’s a new way to list it on your LinkedIn Profile!

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Have you published an article, a research paper, or a book(s)?  Do you have Certifications, Languages, Patents, Publications, or other Skills that you don’t know how to highlight on your LinkedIn profile? 

LinkedIn has just added a new, more visual way, of highlighting these activities and letting your LinkedIn connections and profile viewers know what you’ve done.

I first noticed the new Publications category on the well known business and leadership author, John C. Maxwell’s LinkedIn profile.  The clip on the right is partial of what John’s included on his LinkedIn profile.

Why add your Publications to your LinkedIn Profile?

It could help you sell more publications.  If you are active on LinkedIn, as people view your profile, they will see what you’ve written.  The more your publications are advertised, the more potential sales you will have.  If you are actively increasing your LinkedIn connections, and “extending your reach into the kingdom”, the more potential new customers you will reach.  This involves sending quality invitations, joining and participating in appropriate group discussions, asking and answering questions, and sending and receiving recommendations.

The better your LinkedIn profile exhibits your expertise, the more attractive and interesting your publications will be to those that don’t already know you.  This means your LinkedIn profile must be great.  If your profile includes just the basic information, you should consider adding additional information and applications in every category.  I’ve made some suggestions in my “LinkedIn Quick Start Guide for Ministries” that you can find in the box files of my LinkedIn profile at http://www.LinkedIn.com/in/billbender.

Having publications adds to your credibility.  It certainly matters if the publication is credible, but assuming it is, those familiar with it will gain additional respect for you and your work, possibly recommending it to others.  LinkedIn, facebook, and twitter are great places to talk about your publications, allowing your connections can “Like” or “Share” them with their connections.

It’s all about exposure, and asking your connections to “Like” or “Share” your posts with their connections multiplies your exposure exponentially.

How to begin:

Let your mouse hover over the “Profiles” tab at teh top of your LinkedIn page, then click on “Edit Profiles”.

Just under your “Information Table”, before your Summary, you will see the following line “Are you published? Own a patent? Display it on your profile”

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Click on the   “+ Add sections” button on the right.

This allows you to add multiple sections including; Certifications, Languages, Patents, Publications, Skills, as well as new applications.

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Click on Publications to add the following:

  • Publication Title
  • Publication/Publisher (if appropriate)
  • Publication Date
  • Publication URL – if it’s an e-book, on-line publication, or a web address to order
  • Author –  you will automatically be listed as the Author, and you can add another author
  • Summary: – You can add a summary description to help others know more about the book.

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If you want to add additional publications, just click on the “+ Add a publication” button.

Your Publications will appear on your profile between your Experience listing and Education.

Don’t forget to consider adding appropriate Certifications, Languages, Patents, Publications, & Skills.

As always, thank you for reading Linked4Ministry.  If you are new here, the best way to receive all the new posts is to subscribe for e-mail updates at the top right.  If you have been following Linked4Ministry and find it helpful, please consider sharing it with other ministry partners that it could benefit.  It’s easy to do by clicking on the following buttons, and it’s OK to click more than one !

Blessings,
Bill Bender
Anothen Life Ministries

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One response to this post.

  1. […] Reading List, Blogs, Box.net files, Google presentations, etc.), your skills, your publications, your certifications, your interests, your achievements and awards, the groups you have joined, the […]

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