Are you sure people are hooked on to your training video? Nobody can be. You’ve worn on your best clothes, hired a good camera and practiced your best smile a million times. What else can you possibly do?
Well here is are a few tips and tricks to make your training videos more fun.
Use a whiteboard or ppt slides. No matter how many interesting facts you add or how peppy your voice is, nobody likes talking heads. Explaining using a whiteboard or neat ppt slides can make viewers sit up and take notice.
You cannot interact with the audience or answer questions, but there is always a way of covering up the cracks! Think of questions that your viewer is most likely to ask and provide the answers. “Is this software free?” “Yes it is”
Explain in brief what your training video is about right at the onset. It can help retain people’s interest as they know beforehand there is more to look forward to!
Play around with camera angles and shots. So many training videos begin and end with a mid shot of the person speaking and little else. Plan different angles during the storyboarding stage and see how interesting it can make your video look.
If you are hiring a SME give a walkthrough of your training material. Allow them to be natural, and improvise on the spot. It will add a natural flavor to your video.
Be conscious of the length of your video. If, your, instructional or training video is long, break it into bite sized portions or start planning for future episodes. But long mechanical lectures can take the fun out of videos.