Here are seven things to do on LinkedIn to connect with others through kindness. Today is Random Acts of Kindness Day!
- Give someone a LinkedIn Recommendation. Show your appreciation for those who make a difference in your professional life; they deserve to be noticed, admired, and respected! What sets them apart from others? How do they go above and beyond? What is the experience they created for you?
- Comment on someone’s post and tag another person who would get value out of the topic or the poster. It’s a light-touch introduction between two like-minded folks, and you will help boost the post’s reach.
- Send someone a DM on LinkedIn as a Voice Message. This is a kind and lovely way to be yourself AND be a bit different. You can record and send a voice message from the LinkedIn app on your smartphone.
- Help others address you correctly. Use the LinkedIn Profile “Name Pronunciation” tool to make an audio recording of how to say your name. The play button icon displays near the profile headshot. Add your gender pronouns to your profile to help normalize conversations about gender identity, respect, and inclusion in the workplace.
- Use “Camel Case” formatting in your hashtags. For better readability, start each word with a capital letter. It’s easier for humans to read and easier for screen readers, used by the deaf and hard of hearing community. #AccessibilityMatters
- Oops, don’t “post and ghost” — when someone drops a comment on your post, it’s polite to respond. Be sure to engage with the comments on your post, and then take those conversations offline and into the real world. How kind!
- Show kindness to yourself with a bit of self-promotion. Here’s the twist 🌀 If you win an award, amplify the person who nominated you or the helper who assembled the submission.
For help with these acts of kindness and more ways to elevate your LinkedIn presence, book a 1:1 Strategy Session with Jen Forester.