If you asked managers to sum up some of their most difficult tasks, you’d probably hear about “on-boarding” and “delegating.” So let’s talk about a type of video that communicates new or detailed information in a step-by-step way for the people within your organization.
What is it?
Internal training videos can be vital in a company’s success, especially in a larger company. Internal training videos ensure that all employees are receiving the same information and technique. They are teaching tools designed to give the viewer careful, detailed information without requiring one-on-one help from you or another busy person within your organization. Prior to releasing the video, have all vital higher-up’s review it so they can approve or suggest changes based on their expertise. The last thing you want is to set a new company-wide standard that needs immediate adjustments.
Creating an internal training video
Because these training videos are for internal use, feel free to strip your script of unnecessary contextual information. You should focus on the specific processes involved in performing a task, along with any potential dangers or pitfalls. Using a voiceover will make your training video much more effective. Storyboarding (or drawing simple, sequential pictures of key shots in your video) can be also incredibly effective. Envision exactly how you’d like to show each step of a task and make sure you’re communicating the ideas clearly. It’s helpful to have someone who has not done the process before follow along with the video. This will allow you to see where any edits may are needed.
And remember, practice makes perfect! As you make more training videos over time, you will start to see trends that will help nail down the exact information you should include and how to present it.