StoryKeep Second Decade Initiatives: Private Podcasting
Private Podcasting for Families
For years, businesses have used private podcasts as a powerful tool for internal communications. Now, StoryKeep is helping families unlock the power of private podcasting to share their personal stories, knowledge and histories.
– Your grandmother’s life story divided into bite-size podcast episodes that live in your smartphone.
– Your family business uses its private podcast to disseminates on-boarding information for employees and new family members.
– Your family council creates a podcast that includes voices from all four generations. Topics covered? Memorable vacations, philanthropy, living a life of purpose and more.
But, what makes it private? Private podcasts are only accessible by direct invitation. So, only the individuals who receive an invitation can subscribe and listen. Unlike public podcasts, private podcasts are designed for a very select group of listeners.
Podcasting Strengthens Family Councils
In order for a council to effectively lead and govern a family enterprise, members must communicate and understand perspectives, values and ideas brought by other members. Podcasting is an engaging and effective tool for documenting and disseminating stories, history and knowledge across generations, as well as distance. Private podcasts can serve a variety of functions depending on a family’s goals: as an archive, a communication hub, a space for learning, and more.
You can listen to a podcast while you do other activities (i.g. cooking). Podcasts fit into daily life where written and visual formats require singular attention. Unlike in-person and even web-based meetings, podcasts are recorded, easily retrievable and often theme-based. They live securely on a person’s smartphone or desktop. You are “pinged” when new content is available. Imagine receiving notifications like these…