Video is an effective and increasingly common way to provide interactive employee training. For those trainers and human resources leaders who have little experience with video creation, the concept of creating corporate training videos may be daunting.
The good news is that much of the preparation that goes into doing an in-person presentation can transfer to video creation. The same content and materials need to be gathered and organized.
Once all the materials are created, they can be shared as corporate training videos with an enterprise video platform—much as they otherwise would have been in a live setting.
Select your training topic and don’t stray from it during your video. If you have multiple topics to cover, consider breaking them out into a series of individual videos. Short segments will help keep your employees’ attention as well as allow for questions and reviews in between.
Understanding your audience will help guide you to the most effective video format and content. Ask yourself questions like:
Answering these questions ahead of time will help streamline your preparation and increase your video’s effectiveness.
Some video formats are easier to use than others. Select the format that best fits your needs and abilities. Options include:
With VidGrid you can record voices and video regardless of device or browser. Tools are available to help create any type of video format.
Just as you would for an in-person training, gather all the content that must be presented. This might be in the form of talking points, photos, documents, or video clips.
With this information, you can create a script or storyboard to help guide the video. This is not the time to wing it! A fully written script will help make the video more polished and professional.
Once you’ve written your script, read through it from start to finish a couple of times to ensure you’re comfortable with the flow of your writing and your overall delivery.
Sometimes what sounds good on paper doesn’t necessarily sound as good out loud. Practicing will help you fine-tune your script and help you be more comfortable delivering it.
When it’s time to record, take a deep breath and speak slowly. It might seem weird recording by yourself, but as you create more videos your comfort level will grow. Keep your voice conversational and pretend that you are speaking directly to your audience.
Remember, this isn’t live—so if you make a mistake you can try again or fix it while editing. VidGrid provides easy-to-use recording and editing tools to streamline the whole process.
The ability to create follow-up questions is a huge asset for corporate training videos. You can easily embed quizzes after each section to ensure employees are paying attention and retaining the correct information in order to do their jobs properly.
Interested in learning more about how VidGrid can help with corporate training videos? Please reach out and we’d be happy to talk with you!