How to effectively use video in training
Welcome Show of hands, who learned to ride a bike just by reading about it? No one? That’s because an enormous amount of our learning is visual and tactile. We learn from a young age that seeing something is an extremely effective way to learn. We like to be there when something happens. Luckily, that hasn’t changed much, and with the rise of the internet and various video hosting websites we can now create, share, and store videos easier than ever before. Using video to train and educate employees in the workplace can be an extremely effective method—when used the right way. This ebook will discuss the importance of video and visual training as well as some best practices for you to keep in mind when building your own.
To cover all the bases on how to use video in training, you’ll be hearing from two writers at two separate companies dedicated to making your life easier. Let’s get introduced:
Eric Rees - Marketing Writer // Lessonly
Hey y’all! I’m Eric and I work at Lessonly. We’re a software company that helps people do better work by providing a learning software focused on the Learners. Thousands of Learners trust Lessonly to keep them up-to-speed so they can do their best work. To help achieve this goal in a more visual manner, we partnered with ilos!
John Stokman - Marketing Strategist // ilos
Hello! My name is John Stokman and I do marketing at ilos. ilos makes it crazy simple for teams and organizations to record, store and share videos. We’re so excited about this partnership with Lessonly because as we’ve seen, teams have used video in their Lessons in a powerful way, and that’s what we want to teach you in this ebook!
THE POWER OF VIDEO
WHEN TO SHOW AND WHEN TO TELL
PREPARING FOR EFFECTIVE VIDEO TRAINING
The first piece of equipment we recommend using is a simple clip-on microphone. This allows your voice to come through crystal clear when explaining a process to customers.
We highly recommend this Lapel Clip-on Omnidirectional Microphone because it is easy to clip on and offers great quality and ease of use. The description doesn’t say it includes desktop use, but we use it all the time and it works perfectly.
P.S. Click here for an example of this microphones audio quality.
Office chatter and background noise can be very distracting to your viewer. All you need is a simple room with walls and a door and you’re all set!
When it comes to a Screencast/GIF solution we might be a little biased. Not only is ilos a high-quality, simple-to-use screen recorder, it has literally been designed for people just like you. We built it with trainers in mind. We couldn’t find a solution that took the long, fragmented process of creating videos and put it into one app, so we made it!
With ilos, you can organize all of your videos in one spot. It’s fast, high quality, and really simple to use.
PRODUCING AN EFFECTIVE TRAINING VIDEO