Your Guide to Making Modern Training Videos for the Workplace

Your Guide to Making Modern Training Videos for the Workplace

When it comes to training your employees, video is king. Studies show that video is the most powerful way to teach people new lessons, since videos up engagement and boost retention. Videos are also useful over in-person training because they can be used again and again, allowing you to create a training library that can be stored in the cloud, then used whenever new hires need to be trained.

If you are making training videos for the workplace, however, you can't skimp on production value or aesthetic quality. It's important to make sure the videos seem contemporary, up-to-day, and visually interesting. They can also:

  • Display how tech-savvy you are
  • Communicate the tone, feel and vibe of your company
  • Show that you are up-to-date on the latest trends, fashion and lingo
  • Ensure the viewers feel like they can relate to you
  • Convey your personality and likability
  • Clearly and correctly convey a lesson, process or system
  • Convince watchers they can do something difficult, even if they're still just learning

If you are ready to make modern training videos for the workplace that will help teach your employees new things or onboard new employees, here are our top tips for the process.

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Write a Script

Language matters when it comes to a training video. You want to speak in the language of the learners. If you use a script, you can ensure that you prove you are relatable to the learners watching and you can also ensure that the lessons you're communicating are clear and understandable—even to a generation that might be younger than your own.

Get the Right Equipment

One way to make training videos for the workplace that look modern is to ensure you have the right video and audio capturing equipment. The kind of camera and mic you use matter because they affect how you look and sound. You want to be clear and sharp in all training videos to ensure they don't look like grainy, old training videos transferred from a VHS. Also, consider lighting. All of your shots should be well lit to be clear and bright.

Update Videos Every So Often

Sometimes, you just can't keep your training videos for the workplace seeming modern. Trends change. Lingo develops. Technology gets better. So, make sure you evaluate your training video library and update it every so often. Updating your videos every couple of years (or on a regular basis that makes sense for your organization) is a foolproof way to make sure videos are current.

Pay Attention to Detail

The content of a video isn't just the script. It's the visual content as well—including what trainers in the video are wearing, where they are teaching from, what their hair looks like and soon. Consider all of those details in the training videos so that they look contemporary and of their time.

How Viostream Can Help You With Modern Training Videos for the Workplace

Modern training videos for the workplace are essential because they help learners learn and they help your company stay relevant when it comes to understanding current aesthetics and technology. If you are ready to utilize modern training videos, consider using them in conjunction with a tool or platform like Viostream, one of the world's leading video platforms for businesses.

With Viostream, you can manage your training videos in one place—with a cloud-based learning management system. Your hires or trainees can watch your training videos from wherever they are, as long as they have an Internet connection. You can also reuse your training videos for the workplace again and again since they are easily stored and accessed whenever they are needed. This cuts down on the cost and time of training.

Viostream also has a slew of video features that can benefit other areas of your business, whether you need to use video marketing, create and store video advertisements, host live webinars, share company missions and values via video or use video for internal company communications.

If you're ready to see how Viostream can help you master the art of modern training videos for the workplace, try out our 14-day free trial today. With no commitment, you can explore whether Viostream's learning and training features work for you.

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Stuart Auld
Stuart Auld
Stuart Auld (Head of Infrastructure) is a multi-disciplinary engineer with broad-ranging experience at executive level delivering operational best practice across customer engagement, technology, change management and process improvement.
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