Leverage YouTube for Corporate Training

In the last ten years, YouTube brought us TED Talks, Khan Academy classes,Common Craft explainer videos, bunches of bite-sized science, and tons of other educational videos that inspired us to learn even more. Yet YouTube’s best features remain mostly a mystery to Learning & Development professionals. In fact, many still regard the world’s largest video platform with fear…even […]

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Behind the scenes of Rapid Video Development

Behind every video is a story. This story reveals what’s possible in video production, and the common fears we all must address. First, watch this 48-second video that took just under an hour to produce (start to finish) for zero budget with a crew of one. Did you like it? ATD sure did, they featured it top-front-center […]

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Consistency Schmonsistency

Here’s a real problem that I see bogging down Learning Departments everywhere:The Imaginary Burden of Consistency. Aesthetic consistency is something that we tend to strive for, whether we know it or not. We want to make things that look nice, or at the very least don’t look ugly. When it comes to learning, we want to make […]

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Video eLearning Accelerator

Ask someone how they got good at something — anything — and they’ll tell you: practice. Yet Learning & Development Professionals know that some kinds of practice are better than others, and that having a strong support community and excellent facilitation can make all the difference in both speed and depth of knowledge acquisition. This […]

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Advice on Video Production for the Small Screen

As a followup to last week’s recommendations about YouTube & SEO, here’s another fantastic resource for bootstrapping your video production. The folks at Wistia & Hubspot have created the perfect guide that pulls together everything you need to know to get started — and have fun doing it! Here’s an example: They also cover other important things […]

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