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Recording Your Name Pronunciation For Your LinkedIn Profile

Names are an important part of our identity. For a lot of people, names hold meaning, whether that’s familial, linguistically or symbolically. There is nothing more frustrating than someone mispronouncing your name. Some people might go as far as to say that they find someone butchering their name quite disrespectful. Here is how you can record your own name pronunciation for your LinkedIn Profile.

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Sometimes pronunciation is easier said than done. No pun intended. Especially when you see an unfamiliar name on a profile and just have no clue or any way to figure out the correct pronunciation. You might think this isn’t a major issue in the virtual landscape. But when setting up calls or video meetings with connections on your LinkedIn profile, it is best to do your due diligence. After all, how can you expect someone to listen to what you have to say if you don’t care enough to pronounce their name properly?

So, before making these arrangements ensure that you know how to address them in a respectful way. The same goes for your name of course. That’s why it is vital that you know how to Record your name Pronunciation for your LinkedIn Profile. If you know how to use this feature effectively it could normalise it, so those who may have more unique names will feel more comfortable sharing their own pronunciation.

You can currently only Record your name Pronunciation for your LinkedIn Profile on the iOS/Android mobile application. However, you can delete a pronunciation using a desktop. So let’s quickly run through that first.

Desktop – How to delete a name Pronunciation from your LinkedIn Profile

  • Click the Me icon at the top of your LinkedIn homepage.
  • Select View Profile.
  • Click the Edit icon in your introduction section.
  • Click the Delete icon next to your Name pronunciation
  • In the pop-up window, click Delete.

That was easy. Right? So now you know how to delete a name pronunciation, you’re all ready for the numerous failed attempts you might have to Record a clear and noise-free name pronunciation for your LinkedIn Profile.  

Here’s the main event. Ears open class- here’s your step-by-step guide to ensuring your name is never mispronounced again.

Mobile steps-  How to Record and Display your name Pronunciation for your LinkedIn Profile.

  • Tap your profile photo, then select View Profile.
  • Tap the Edit icon from your introduction section.
  • Select Record name pronunciation.
  • Tap the Record button and hold to record your name.
  • Tap the Use button when you’re satisfied with your recording. 
  • Retake pronunciation if necessary
  • Tap Save.

Following this, your recording will be available in your Introduction Section. Anyone who views your LinkedIn Profile will be able to access it.

Now you know how to record your name pronunciation for your LinkedIn, there’s no excuse for others to mispronounce your name. Even more importantly there’s no reason for you to not take note of other peoples recordings if there is any uncertainty around how their name is properly pronounced.

It may just be a name to you, but you never know the difference a correct name pronunciation could make to someone’s day or even a potential lead.


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