Software Training Doesn’t Have to Be Boring

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Learning Solutions Conference & Expo 2019 - March 27, 2019

Jonathan Halls

Author, Rapid Media Development for Trainers
Jonathan Halls

Most of the training videos produced by trainers are for software. Some of them are really engaging, but many are boring and turn people off rather than helping them learn a new program. Sometimes the training videos are nothing more than nasal voice-over with a mouse moving on the screen. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Many editorial and production techniques that media professionals use to make television interesting can be applied to software videos to make them more engaging and better support learning.

In this session, you’ll explore five principles of video content that drive professional television production, and that you can apply to software training videos to keep learners engaged and make content quicker and easier to understand. You’ll also learn five specific techniques to make your training videos look more polished and interesting that you can immediately put into action.

In this session, you will learn:

  • Five key principles of effective video based on professional media practices
  • Five specific techniques you can apply to your software videos to make them more engaging
  • General techniques to make video content quicker and easier to understand
  • Key questions to ask when reviewing your training videos


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