Training videos are a great way to share your knowledge and skills with your audience, whether they are your employees, customers, students, or followers. However, creating training videos can be time-consuming and challenging, especially if you don’t have the right tools and techniques.
Here, I’ll give you an overview of the steps and best practices for creating training videos quickly and easily. In later blog posts, I’ll show you how to do each of these steps.
Step 1: Plan your content. Before you start recording your video, you need to plan your content:
- Identify your target audience.
- Define their learning objectives.
- Structure your content to meet each objective.
Step 2: Choose your tools. The next step is to choose the tools you will use to create your video. You will need the following items:
- Recording location
- Camera or webcam
- Screen recorder
- Video editor
Step 3: Record your video. Once you have your tools ready, you can start recording your video.
Step 4: Edit your video. After recording your video, edit it to make it more polished and professional.
Step 5: Share your video. The penultimate step is to share your video with your audience. You can upload your video to online platforms like YouTube, Vimeo, Udemy, Skillshare, or Wistia. You can also embed your video on your website or blog.
Step 5: Reach out to your audience and iterate. It’s not enough to publish your training video and wait for folks to find it. You have to find your audience, show them your content, gather their feedback, and improve the content.