Your Video Training is on YouTube. Now What?

Your Video Training is on YouTube. Now What?

An Innovative History: Online video has had many stages throughout its short lifetime. In the mid 2000s, YouTube was one of the fastest growing websites, and many businesses were racing to get their videos online. In the early to mid 2010’s, professional platforms like Vimeo emerged offering low cost professional hosting outfitted with better security and control of video content. Hosting online video on YouTube and Vimeo became a major part of most businesses marketing strategies. Video is also useful for training and eLearning. There is currently a shift in the training industry: placing video at the center of programs,…read more >
Ask these 3 Questions for Better Training in 2016

Ask these 3 Questions for Better Training in 2016

2016 is here, so it’s out with the old and in with the new. This year many businesses are planning on implementing new policies and processes and need a way to train their employees on the updates. In order to train effectively, business are starting or updating new online training programs using video. These companies understand video is the best training delivery tool and want to scale and/or bring consistency to their teams. To make these goals happen, training managers need to ask these three questions: 1. Ask: What changes in the company are being asked for? List out what…read more >
Best New Year’s Resolution for Startups

Best New Year’s Resolution for Startups

Spend less in meetings and more in development. Or as Fab founder Jason Goldberg puts it, "Less Meetings, More Doing." In the startup world, time and money used are the two most important things you can control and it’s vital to always be using both wisely. As most leaders know, money is wisely used for hiring staff, software and tools and not as wise to use on cushy chairs for your meeting room. Less obvious than allocating money is allocating time. A one hour meeting with five of your staff is a five hour meeting. Not to mention the time…read more >
Show or Tell: Should I Use Text or Video?

Show or Tell: Should I Use Text or Video?

Show or Tell - Should I use text or video? The debate between show or tell has existed since prehistoric times. But how do you know which one to choose? Let me explain. Imagine someone rushing down the street, completely lost and running late for a special showing of Jurassic Park. He stops and asks you for directions to the movie theater. In this situation, you have two options: tell him, explaining the directions, or show him, opening Google Maps on your phone, complete with exact street names and distances—and even push the directions to his smartphone. Which option is…read more >
eLearning Evolved Part 1: Why Should I Use Video?

eLearning Evolved Part 1: Why Should I Use Video?

Why Should I Use Video? Has one of your favorite books ever been turned into a movie, only to leave you disappointed? At some point, you'll have the “book was better than the movie” experience. The reason is simple: While you were reading, your mind was busy filling in the blanks with your imagination. You took the abstract words from the page and created your own world, complete with your unique characters, places, and scenes. Even though it’s the same book, no two people will have the same “imaginative experience.” Instead, It's your own unique experience. Memory vs. Imagination With…read more >
Is your Video Interactive or Static?

Is your Video Interactive or Static?

Effective Learning Uses Video! People who learn concepts through video remember longer than most. Not only do video learners retain knowledge longer, but they grasp concepts faster than learning solely through reading. Studies of person to person communication indicates that less than 10% of human understanding comes from language, less than 40% comes from tonality (auditory) and the remaining is through body language (visual). People are visual learners and using video is a more effective way to get your message across and ensure your viewers understand. The concept of enhanced learning through video is understood and implemented by many learning…read more >