How to Record Engaging Corporate Training Videos

Engaging corporate training videos can increase speed to performance, learner retention, and employee training satisfaction.

Glenn Oslin
Glenn Oslin
Nov 21, 2019
Watching engaging corporate training videos

Here are seven tips for recording engaging corporate training videos.

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.

Stick to One Topic Per Video

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.

Think About Your Audience

Understanding your audience will help guide you to the most effective video format and content. Ask yourself questions like:

  • Are they watching the videos in a group setting or on their own?
  • Will the videos be played on a large or small screen?
  • Is the audience technologically savvy?

Answering these questions ahead of time will help streamline your preparation and increase your video’s effectiveness.

Select a Format

Some video formats are easier to use than others. Select the format that best fits your needs and abilities. Options include:

  • Animation: a video with moving graphics and text. This generally requires design and software knowledge.
  • Presentation: a video of you presenting the information. This could be a recording of an actual training that is replayed for others.
  • Role Play: a video in which a scene is acted out to show employees how to deal with a specific situation.
  • Screencast: a video that is a recording of your computer screen. This is useful when describing how to use a computer program or when showing a PowerPoint presentation.

With VidGrid you can record voices and video regardless of device or browser. Tools are available to help create any type of video format.

Organize Your Content

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.

Keep it Conversational

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.

Assess Retention

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!

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