Episode 211

Creating Video & Worry Free Practice

“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” The legendary quote from Maya Angelou sums up the take-home message of this episode nicely.

In this episode of The Visual Lounge, we welcome Anastasia McCune, Instructional Designer for ChalkDust Consulting and eLearning Media Consulting, to talk about interactive videos and instructional design.

Videos are a fantastic tool for training and development, but interactive scenarios can take things one step further. Anastasia discusses where regular videos shine, but also where interactive videos can help viewers put those lessons into practice. She talks about how interactive videos that prompt the viewer to do something can help the message stick far better in your viewers’ minds than regular videos.

She explains her process for designing interactive eLearning experiences with the use of storyboards and shares some examples of her favorite projects, including Deloitte’s interactive recruitment experience (linked below!)

Learning points from the episode include:

  • 00:0002:22 Introduction
  • 02:2204:14 One tip Anastasia has for improving how you make videos
  • 04:1406:13 Where video shines as the best medium
  • 06:0707:03 Why interactive learning methods help viewers practice the lessons they learn
  • 07:0309:31 How making and planning interactive videos is different from regular content
  • 09:3115:55 How often Anastasia uses interactive videos and when it works best
  • 15:5521:42 Weighing up when to use interactive elements vs. regular training videos
  • 21:4223:54 Advice for making better screen-recorded content
  • 23:5428:26 Speed round questions
  • 28:2629:18 Anastasia’s final take
  • 29:1830:02 Outro

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The Visual Lounge
Discussions about the power of visuals and videos and how to make them even better.

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Matthew Pierce

Matthew Pierce, Learning & Video Ambassador from TechSmith Corporation, has created videos for learning and marketing for over a decade. He is the lead behind TechSmith Academy, a free platform teaching video and image creation for business, which has been used by tens of thousands of users. He is the host of The Visual Lounge Podcast from TechSmith, which streams live on Youtube and LinkedIn weekly. Matthew is a regular speaker at multiple learning and development-focused conferences and is a regular contributor to various training publications. Connect with him on LinkedIn.