A few weeks ago I posted a 1 minute video on my LinkedIn page, on this blog, and on my facebook business page. I hope some of you have seen it. My goal in using video was to make all my digital profiles stand out and be more memorable.
The advice I want has to do with effect of how I use the video in my LinkedIn profile.
I won’t go into the details here but using Slideshare you can “auto start” a video which is embedded in your LinkedIn profile. All someone needs to do is land on your profile and stay there for about 7 seconds.
I have asked for feedback from people as to what they thought of the video in terms of quality and professionalism. Up until today, all the feedback has been positive.
Today, one visitor to my LinkedIn profile told me that the use of the autostart feature was a turn off. He felt it was a hard sell. He said he was considering using me as a coach but this turned him away from me. So this a major concern for me.
So the question is: Is the autostart of the video on my LinkedIn profile annoying and/or does it feel like a hard sell?
If the majority of the sentiment is yes, I can turn off the autostart feature.
To experience it the way this person did click here for my LinkedIn profile. Then click on the big yellow block with the words: “View full profile”
Please leave a comment sharing your opinion.