1. Turn Off Your Notifications
At all of the LinkedIn training sessions I provide, this is still a top issue that people do not know about when they start tinkering with their profile. When you turn off your notifications it allows you to edit your profile without announcing those changes to your network.
That said, when you want everyone to know about a new Board position, or a new job, then you do want to turn the notifications back on before you make the edits.
To do this: go to your small photo in the upper right, select manage privacy settings from the drop down menu. Then in the middle of the screen is a link that says "manage your notifications". Click on that - if it is checked, then you will notify everyone with edits, if it is unchecked your edits will not be shared.