linkedin-dFYI: 9 out of 10 voice-actors already give me credit for my knowledge of Social Media, so why fight it?  In 2014, you’ll find me writing more-often-than-not on the pages of this blog about using Social Networking platforms to benefit your Voice Over business .  (BTW, the 9-out-of-10 figure is based on unscientific polling…but I  can dream, right?)

Remember, an expert I AM NOT.  An avid student, yes.  Just run the other direction when you hear of someone claiming to be a Social Media “expert”.  I can think of maybe two or three people who might deserve that title.

You’ll hear a steady mantra from me on two fronts regarding your social media strategy:

  1. Fill out your profile to the fullest extent possible
  2. Choose carefully the settings for notifications and sharing

In both cases, you need to carefully plan the amount of personal/public/private exposure you’re comfortable with.

Nowhere, though, are these points more important than on LinkedIn (especially for #1, and FaceBook for #2).

FaceBook is constantly changing their privacy settings, and this is not a bad thing.  They sit on top of the most volatile population of users in the world, and they must be agile and quick to stay ahead of the game.

LinkedIn is more plodding and staid, but just recently, they made changes to their Terms of Service (TOS).  Now you can:

  • Make additional choices how to share your information.  (Your settings)
    • Turn on/off activity broadcasts
    • Select who can see your activity feed
    • Select what people see when you’ve viewed their profile
    • Select who can see your connections
    • Change your profile photo and visibility
    • Block members for added privacy
  • Protect your account with a 2-step verification process (yay!)  See this SlideShare presentation.
  • Turn on secure browsing.  See How.

These are all big pluses, and I encourage you to read more about it on the most recent LinkedIn Blog.

Additionally, here are some tips on LinkedIn privacy and security.

Have a great weekend!

CourVO

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