Training videos educate and instruct so you don’t have to!
Training videos educate and instruct so you don’t have to! These type of videos have become increasingly popular over the years because of the ease of on-demand learning that the internet has provided. Whether you are trying to teach, inform, provide safety information or improve performance, a solid training video is a great solution to say it right once and then let the video work for you for years. Get your staff on board with a training video that says it right every time. Consistent training assures accurate knowledge and HR compliance if needed.
When to use a training video
Training videos traditionally were used mainly by larger cooperations, because of the higher cost of video production, to show their staff repeatable solutions to their problems or to create awareness for company wide issues. Today they can be used for almost anything, in any industry, with any budget. They are highly effective in online training, because your staff can get access to your companies knowledge base anytime, anywhere. They are also great for company updates, keeping everyone in line with current trends and stopping the need to repeatedly have the same meeting over and over again.
Screenshot from instructional video
Video training is the go-to tool in many businesses arsenal for several reasons. It stops the need for long boring lectures and gets the information to your team in a way they understand. Adding music and motion graphics, as well as keeping the videos short and to the point, ensures maximum retention. This also means people are more willing to engage on the topic. Because the videos are scripted out, you can have the perfect pitch every time and be confident that all the information was portrayed exactly as needed.
The icing on the cake for today’s training videos is the high level of interaction that can be added to them. There are tons of online tools/websites that you can pair with your video to engage the viewer. This could be a downloadable PDF/worksheet that supplements the video, an online quiz or even an assignment to do after watching.
Types of Training Videos
Online training – Anytime, anywhere instruction of almost any trade or skill is now the norm made popular by sites like lynda.com. Combining video production with screencasting and chopping it in to a series of short videos has proved very effective for training in almost any industry
Website Presentation – Teach staff how to use your companies online platform or show customers how to do something as simple as use the checkout on your site. Creating a Website Presentation (screencast) to show off your digital properties is perfect for any business looking to stop confusion from using any type of online technology.
Product usage and product demo training-
• Company Updates
• Retail training videos
• Sales training
• Compliance programs
• Train the trainer videos
• Workforce and management communication videos
• Employee orientation
• Interactive training DVDs
• Surveys, feedback generation, Q&A
Our approach to crafting training videos has come from years of experience in creating educational videos with an end goal in mind. We first work with your team to understand what need this video fulfills. Then we can determine the audience and have a scriptwriter, that understands your industry, create the perfect script for your video. Once the script is done, it is as easy as shooting the video and adding music and graphics. Then we send it to our online client approval portal. From there, you can quickly and easily give your thoughts or revisions on the video straight to one of our editors to be completed and sent back for your review.
In the end, you will have a solid training video that educates your viewers and can be used again and again.
Are you looking for a tool that can train your staff or customers? Are you thinking a video production or screencast is the solution? Come see what WeMakeVideos can do for you.