In the world of working remotely, videos are an essential piece to ensure your entire team is up to date on your processes. Even for those in an office environment, being able to document these things for your team to review should you be unavailable at any point or when you bring on new team members, is extremely useful.
At Piccolo, we are big fans of what we call “explainer” videos, as well as your traditional training videos, and these videos have become a regular occurrence in our day to day processes and systems. You can make the most of your time by recording a quick explanation or how-to video and ensuring your team has the information they need to move forward on a project.
For recording these videos, we love using Loom. Here are a few reasons why this tool is our top choice for recording video:
Capture Mode Options
Loom offers several options when it comes to recording. You can choose to record your screen with audio-only, just your face, or both! This makes it great for not only training videos but also for quickly giving instructions on certain projects. You can show your team members exactly how to complete a task or simply send a video giving an update on a project.
Easy to Use Extension & App
Loom allows you to record whether you use Chrome, Mac, Windows, or iOS. Installing the app or extension is super simple and quick to set up. Once installed, you can easily access it anytime you need to record. And if you want to record on the go, there is also an iOS app. Very often, information can be lost if you were trying to type out instructions, so having a tool that is easy to use can help you make the most of your time when explaining a project.
Once you record a video, a link is instantly copied to your clipboard, and you can quickly share the video with your team members. No unnecessary administrative time! Your videos can be watched whenever they are needed, and you can also control the sharing settings of your videos by requiring a password or making the video where only specific email addresses can view it.
If all of the features of Loom – the easy setup, recording options, quick access – weren’t enough to convince you to try this tool, then the affordable plans might just be. With the first plan, you can start using Loom for free with the ability to record up to 100 videos and up to 5 mins recording time. Should you need to upgrade your plan to fit your business’s needs at any point, the next available plans are extremely affordable as well, making this tool great for businesses of any size.
If you aren’t currently using videos for your business or training, we highly recommend you look into adding this as part of your internal systems and templates. Recording a quick explanation or how-to video can help you maximize your time and keep everyone on your team up to date. It can also go a long way in helping you communicate more effectively with your team.
We have years of experience at Piccolo as an outsourced marketing company for multiple industries. Our focus is not only on driving results but on teaching our clients as we go. We use one-on-one mentor sessions over the phone or via video to work with you to reach your goals. If you’re ready to gain access to resources that help you find the time, organization, and ease of use that is vital to your business’s success, check out our Marketing Mentorship program and Piccolo University.