We like to play. Play is an important part of creativity and can open up really useful thought processes for problem-solving. That’s our excuse for playing with LinkedIn Audio Events and we’re sticking with it!
LinkedIn Audio Transcript
Hello, I’m Andrew Laws of Yeseo, and I want to talk to you about LinkedIn audio events. Myself and my friend and associate James Kindred just now went live on LinkedIn audio.
We did it as an experiment to see what happened and to look at the tech, mostly because new things are fun to play with.
It’s also worth noting that when platforms like LinkedIn, Facebook or any of them develop a new feature and roll it out, it’s quite a good idea to play with it because if they really want that new feature or technology to work, they’ll share any content you make with it far and wide.
Unfortunately, with LinkedIn audio, I don’t think this has happened because we did 20 minutes of chat. We only meant to do two, but it became 20. And when I hung up the call or stopped the event, that was it. It’s just gone into the ether.
LinkedIn audio doesn’t save audio, which is a bit disappointing. I think in future, I might do a browser recording or something to try and capture that audio and then maybe turn it into a transcript and maybe an article. Because the content of our conversation was really interesting.
Let’s just talk about the mechanics of LinkedIn Audio Events. I set up the event, which is still up on my screen here. We set up the event, and James and I went to join it, and it actually popped up as a little chat thing.
It said pre-live, we’re in the pre-live room. And when the countdown got to zero, I pressed go live, and there was an error message saying something had broken. So I pressed it again, and it worked.
What was interesting is that it looked to us like we had four people, just four people popping up to listen because they popped up, little faces popped up in the chat, and we said hello to them.
But looking at the analytics of the event afterwards, I think we had 13 people live. These are not big numbers, but we only announced it on Friday and, with no preparation, went live today. So I think that’s probably OK.
I liked that we could see some of the people who were popping up. I’m guessing it’s a security feature that it doesn’t automatically show everyone who’s joined the call.
I like that it was facilitated just in a chat-type box on LinkedIn. Because it means you can still use the rest of LinkedIn, so you can still do other things.
Something I didn’t realise until after the call is I think when you’re hosting a call, you can encourage people to talk to you to type, but I think you can actually make people live. I’m not sure how that works out because there are browser permissions and other things like that to deal with.
But on the whole, my first experience of LinkedIn Audio was really good fun. It’s like a podcast, but a hundredth of the work. I hope you found this interesting.
We’re always looking for brand-new things to bring you. So thank you for watching and to James Kindred for getting involved.