Watch this video tutorial I created with on how to embed a video inside your own LinkedIn profile page, using both Google Docs and YouTube. Or you can just follow the post with step-by-step instructions. (To demonstrate, I used my own LinkedIn profile.)
1. Go to the LinkedIn masthead. On the “Profile” tab, select “Edit Profile.”
2. Scroll down the page until you reach the “Applications” field. From there, click on the link on the right that says “Add an application.” You will be taken to LinkedIn’s Applications page.
3. Select the application titled, “Google Presentation.” Install the application.
4. Once you have this installed, click the link “Go to application.” You will be taken to the Google Presentation page on LinkedIn.
5. Either select the “Create a presentation” button, or select an existing presentation made in your Google Docs account.
6. If you select “Create a Presentation,” you will be taken to the Google docs site and a blank, untitled presentation will appear. Go to the masthead, click the “Insert” tab, and select “Video.” A screen will pop up that let’s you do search for videos in the entire YouTube library.
7. Do a keyword search, and you will see the top videos appearing for that search just like for the video of your choice like they would appear in YouTube. (I recommend to make it easy to find a video of your own to select from, create a custom tag that brings up very few search results if any, so yours will be easy to spot if you do have to scroll down at all. )
8. So once I click on my video with my pointer tool, I then go to the bottom of the page and hit the “select video” button.
9. You will be back to the original slide in your Google docs presentation, and now an image of the YouTube video now will appear in that slide. By default, the video appears in the center of the slide, and at a rather small size. You will want to expand this selection to the full canvas space so it takes up the maximum viewing space in the Google Docs video player in your LinkedIn page.
10. When you have set up the video on your slide, click the “Share” button at the top and select “Publish/Embed.” (If it’s your first time you’re publishing a presentation, you may need to also click the “publish document” button. This is so that Google docs can give your presentation a unique URL.)
11. You’ll see in the “Presentation Player” box that you have the option of doing automated play of your slideshow as soon as the player loads. I recommend against doing this for two reasons: One, because a lot of people will find it annoying to have a video automatically play on them, and 2) Because these videos are not typically “above the fold” on your LinkedIn page, they may start playing without anyone actually getting a chance to see it play from the beginning. So my advice is to leave these boxes blank.
12. Click “Save” for any final revisions you may wish to make. Now you’re done! Everyone can watch the presentation on your own LinkedIn profile.