How to Create the Best Training Videos
What is a training video?
Types of training videos for employees
Why you need to create employee training videos
Pros and cons of video training
What you need to create a training video
How to create a training video
Step 1. Plan your video
The first step is to plan out your video and decide what kind of video you want to make. Will it be a screencast, or would you prefer to make an instructor-led video? Think about your audience and the intent of the video to decide on the right format, and then start to plan out what you need to include in your video and what it will show.
Step 2. Prepare your equipment
Next, you'll need to get all the necessary pieces of equipment together to make your video. If you're doing an instructor-led video, for example, you'll need to set up a webcam or video recorder, as well as a microphone to capture your voice and some editing software to edit the final video.
Step 3. Practice and test
It's a good idea to practice recording and run some tests before you start the official recording. This will let you check to see that all of your equipment (like your camera and microphone) is working correctly, as well as checking on the lighting levels, sound quality, background noise, and other important factors.
Step 4. Record a video
When you think you're ready, you can start recording your video using the relevant software and equipment. Don't worry if you make mistakes along the way, as you'll be able to edit them out later on. Just focus on your delivery and try to cover all the topics and key pieces of information you need in your video.
Step 5. Edit and share your video
The last step of the process is to edit your final video. You can use a video editing program to do this. With a video editor, you'll be able to trim your video, cut out any mistakes or unwanted parts, merge clips together, add effects, adjust the audio, and so on. Once it's all ready, you can save it and share it with your audience.
Tips for creating a training video
Best programs to create a training video
Adobe® Premiere® Pro
Type of training videos
Situations in which you have an engaging and interesting host or instructor
Situations that involve a level of technical expertise, like software tutorials
Situations that involve teaching audiences about a process in a step-by-step way
Frequently asked questions
What is a training video?
A training video is a piece of educational video content that is designed to train the audience and show them how to do something. This might include training employees how to deal with customers, for example, or teaching customers how to use a piece of software.
Where can I upload a training video?
You can use popular free-to-use video-sharing sites like YouTube or Vimeo to host and share your training video content. There are many other options out there, including cloud storage sites and video sharing platforms.
Are training videos effective?
They certainly can be, but it depends on how they're made. Studies and surveys show that a lot of people respond positively to educational video content, as long as the content is well-made, interesting, and easy for the audience to follow.
What is the ideal length for a training video?
This depends on the content and level of information that needs to be conveyed in the video. In general, the optimal length for a training video is between six and nine minutes. Try to keep them under 10 minutes to get the best engagement rates.
How do I create a good training video?
There are many elements that can go into a good training video. Firstly, the video needs to effectively focus on and convey a clear piece of educational content. It should be concise, to-the-point, engaging, and relevant to the audience. Good quality audio and engaging visuals help, too.
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