How to Get The Most Out of Your Private Podcast Free Trial
Zoe Bell | Podcasting
We are thrilled you are interested in taking the leap into the future of team communications - private podcasting. A free trial of uStudio is a great way to get to experience our intuitive interface before you introduce the product to the rest of your team. To help you get the most out of this time, we have listed 7 steps to take into consideration.
Make a Plan
Your trial period is the perfect opportunity for you to define your objectives - what would you like to get out of your software trial? What pain points or communication needs are you hoping to solve with a private podcast? What podcast security features are necessary for your business? Companies with stringent IT requirements ensure podcast distribution within their company is secure and only heard by approved audiences.
Get to Know The Product
Make sure you take enough time to download the uStudio podcast app and take a look around the interface. Lucky for you, the uStudio app has been designed to be very similar to popular consumer podcasting applications you may have already used. Check out our end-user guide for more information on how to log in and use the product.
Use this time to play podcast episodes, check out the playback controls and try downloading some content. Also, be sure and check out our web application to see the views on a desktop instead of a mobile device. Play a video podcast episode to note the size difference of the media on desktop vs. mobile.
Listen to The uStudio Trial Podcast Shows
Our Podcast on Podcasting show is designed to inspire your company’s podcast with colorful narratives, data and helpful tips from an array of communication and business gurus. Our Customer Stories show features many of these episodes as well, which highlight real-life uStudio customers sharing their secrets for podcasting success. Best practices on content management, employee engagement, adoption, recording tips and more are shared from those who have already experienced greatness. Listening to what others have done can help you brainstorm how you’d like to strategize your podcasting program moving forward.
We also recommend subscribing and unsubscribing to these shows to see where this is done and how the buttons might change. Also notice when you subscribe to a show, all episodes that you haven’t listened to yet automatically get added to your queue.
Learn Administrative Actions
Pro Tips and Tuts is a video show featuring tutorials on how to perform common actions within the PMC (uStudio's platform to view and manage content, which is only accessible to channel administrators). Through these videos, you’ll learn how easy it is to create a new podcast show, upload episodes to your show and restrict it to your target audience. Notice you have the option of choosing between a video and audio show using the show type toggle. Within Pro Tips and Tuts, we also encourage you to check out how to invite new podcast users, replace podcast assets and much more.
Explore uStudio Resources
The uStudio blog is a great place to read on podcast best practices, types of hosts you can feature on your podcast, tips from our community members, how to record via Zoom and much more. As you begin to feel more comfortable producing podcast content, you’ll also feel more comfortable with how to utilize our software best.
Estimate Your Return from Podcasting
If you’re interested in our podcasting platform, you should also be interested to see the potential value uStudio will have on your podcast users per year.
There is at least one resource involved in communications that is relatively easy to quantify: time. An employee’s time does not come cheap, and any on-the-clock time where they’re not working amounts to a significant cost to the company. One of the key benefits of an enterprise private podcasting solution is that it enables you to deliver key communications to employees during times that they might otherwise be idle or offline, notably when they’re traveling for work. We refer to these largely idle hours as “windshield time.”
With that data, we can estimate the value you are gaining each month from employees who are making use of your private podcast content as well as the value you are losing on employees who are not. Check out our ROI Calculator to plug in your current metrics and estimate these values for your company.
Interact with An Expert
Speaking with a product expert can help you gain more insight and ideas for your future program. If you have any questions or need clarification on anything throughout your trial process, be sure to speak with our sales team. We’ll be happy to walk you through how to make your private podcast a success and what features will best benefit your unique program.
Whether you are looking to connect with your global workforce, share product and customer news with reps while they’re busy at home, or create relevant and successful training content, uStudio is the best and safest podcasting product to utilize within your business. Contact us today if you are interested in creating a private podcast of your own.