You’d think a name like Leslie Hughes would be easy to pronounce, right?

Throughout my entire life I’ve heard my surname pronounced “HEWJ-ess”, “HUG-hess” and even “HUGGIES”.

Well, LinkedIn has recently launched a functionality where you can tell people how to pronounce your name. Want to add it to your profile? Here’s how:

Copied directly from LinkedIn, here’s how you can record and display your name pronunciation on your profile (on iOS):

  1. Tap your profile picture > View Profile.
  2. Tap the  Edit icon from your introduction card.
  3. Tap  Record name pronunciation.
    • If you’ve already recorded your name, you can tap the  Edit icon to delete or replace the existing recording.
  4. Tap the recording button and hold to record your name. Note: You can also cancel or preview the recording.
  5. Tap the Use button when you’re satisfied with your recording. Note: You can also Retake the recording.
  6. Tap Save.

For other another tip to optimize your first impression check out “How to update your Cover Image with an image that really stands out

About Leslie Hughes

Leslie Hughes is a LinkedIn Optimization Specialist, Professor of Social Media, Corporate Trainer, Principal of PUNCH!media and author of “CREATE. CONNECT. CONVERT” Leslie was called a "Social Media Guru" by CBC Radio and was featured on CTV’s “The Social” discussing how to manage your digital identity. Leslie has been working in digital marketing since 1997 and founded PUNCH!media in 2009. PUNCH!media clients include Investment Planning Counsel, Guardian Life Insurance Company of America and TVO. PUNCH!media's goal is to empower through education and help executives gain confidence in their online presence so you convert higher-paying clients.

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