How to Create an Employee Training Video: A Practical Guide and Tips

From cooking shows on TV to Photoshop tutorials on Youtube — training videos are everywhere. They hold a strong position in corporate training too. 76% of employees working in organizations of different sizes in diverse industries believe that training videos are an effective way to ensure the retention of new knowledge. Do you know why?

The thing is, when you watch a video, you’re more than simply a spectator. You are in the action, so you can easily perceive the information and keep it in your memory for longer.

In our blog, we’ve already talked a lot about using video for corporate training. For example, we provided a detailed guide on how to record screencasts and walked our readers through the process of tutorial video production. In this article, we’ll share our ideas on how to create presenter-style training videos on your own and provide you with 6 tips on how to make them even more effective.

Here’s what you’ll learn in greater detail:

  1. What is a Training Video?
  2. Why Create Training Videos?
  3. What are Presenting-Style Training Videos?
  4. Equipment Needed to Record Employee Training Videos
  5. Software for Training Video Creation
  6. A Step-by-Step Guide on How to Create an Effective Training Video
  7. Tips for Making More Effective Training Videos

What Is a Training Video?

A training video is a video that provides applicable knowledge. Chances are you’ve found yourself wondering how to do something new correctly and turned to YouTube for some quick help. With training videos, you can learn some needed information that has been studied, gathered, and presented by other people. Watching a video is a simple way to gain new knowledge and then go into more detail through reading if needed.

You might be thinking, “It’s pretty clear why people watch videos. But why would I make them in the corporate sphere?” We’ll explain why. Read more.