Not Just a Talking Head
Creating the best video tutorials requires more than talking to the camera. Video tutorials can be for an online course, YouTube, IGTV or a website, for employees or clients/members’ page. Long or short, elements to layer and include, will make an impact that the message is learned and can be applied. Even if you are demonstrating the technology navigation, or’ how to guide’, video tutorials are a great way for people to reference just in time, when they need a resource to remember or learn.
Points from our PART ONE video:
- Clear, concise, and relevant communication
- No assumptions & don’t skip steps
- Click record WHEN you are learning something for the first time
- SHOW & TELL
- Say it out loud, every step, and describing the placement of where to look
- Precise – be very specific! It is good to OVER explain.
- Demonstrate visually, by adding layers of arrows and circles – during Editing
- LIVE tutorials, workshops or meetings: Use your curser with a ‘Share Screen’
- LIVE tutorials ask your participants if they can see what you are describing. Use the participant engagement tools: Chat, Checkmarks, or ask them to come onto camera and/mic to ask questions or verify that they understand.
- Add a download, or a written step by step guide
- Add screen shots in a document to show, and aid as a quick reference guide
- Support the learning types: See, Hear, Think, Do by layering the content
- Add a call to action, apply the learning as soon as possible
- Chapters, Timestamps and segment your information
- Consider the Learning Experience Journey
TIP: Be aware of your ‘figuring it out’ face, when live on camera and providing a demonstration tutorial.
PART TWO: Will include more about the HOW, and give examples of different types of video tutorials, animations and step by step guides.
TEACH BACK METHOD: In addition to what was shared in the video, the teach back method is a great way, when you are working with an individual, to ask them to explain what they understood, or how they would apply the learning.
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