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Building an Academy & the Role of Video
Episode 15629th March 2023 • The Visual Lounge • TechSmith Corporation
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Want to build an academy for your educational video content?  

This episode of The Visual Lounge features Jaclyn Anku, Director of Community and Education at Gusto, and Elliott Morin, Creative Director at 3Motion Creative and Creative Founder of Jettison Creative. 

Jaclyn and Elliott explore their work together on Gusto Academy, how the project came about and why building an academy was the right move for them. 

Plus, they share tips on asking your superiors to back academy projects, deciding what content to feature and why, even on a small budget, academies can be super effective. 

A true masterclass in academy creation! 

Learning points from the episode include: 

  • 0:00 – Introduction 
  • 1:28 – Introducing the guests 
  • 2:51 – Let’s introduce Gusto 
  • 3:34 – Customer education at Gusto 
  • 4:55 – What Jaclyn has done at Gusto 
  • 7:52 – Why they started an academy 
  • 10:13 – Deciding on what content to create for an academy 
  • 15:38 – How to get investment on an academy 
  • 19:36 – Structuring your content 
  • 22:09 – How Elliott meets Jaclyn’s requirements 
  • 24:37 – Presenting skills 
  • 31:37 – Impact of bringing a community together for video production 
  • 34:52 – Updating and adding to your academy content 
  • 37:20 – Gusto’s docuseries partnership 
  • 39:10 – Jaclyn and Elliott’s speed round 
  • 45:06 – Elliott’s final take 
  • 45:40 – Jaclyn’s final take 
  • 45:58 – Outro 

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