It’s 2022, and remote work is here to stay.
According to Forbes, a federal report found that among companies that increased remote work during the pandemic, more than 60% plan to keep increases permanently moving forward. Plus, as TalentLMS shared in their remote work survey, 67% of remote workers want more training from their employers. In our Seattle area, this is especially true, as large employers like Microsoft and Amazon keep their remote work policies in place.
This naturally applies to employee training as well. Hosting remote training sessions can be an engaging and effective way to lead coworkers to greater company knowledge and productivity.
The Live Oak AV Livestream Studio was created specifically for live streaming, making it the ideal place to host your next all-virtual or hybrid employee training.
Here are our top four tips for making your remote training a seamless, immersive experience.
- Construct continuity for all employees
By hosting your remote training at the Live Oak AV Livestream Studio, you can make sure all employees have the same experience—and therefore the same level of knowledge and care taken for their training. We provide PowerPoint templates for your presentations so the tech sizing is consistent; ensure your logo is present on all company screens; and more.
- Use a variety of learning formats in your training
While TEDTalk-style lectures are often what comes to mind in remote trainings, accommodating different formats for learning can be a great way to foster greater employee education. Could employees benefit from a manual or booklet? Send this to their home address in advance of the training so they can reference and work through this material as they’re listening. Is there a pre-recorded brand video you’d like to show during the training? We can show this during the presentation as well, to all employees on the call. Even emailing PDFs of worksheets ahead of the training can be a great way to keep everyone engaged and on-task.
We also have the capability to do a full-body demonstration, with a close-up camera to show different views of any technique demonstrations you have in mind. With a webcam, you’d need to move your webcam (or phone), whereas our multiple cameras can show wide angle views and close-ups side by side or even picture-in-picture. When conducting panel interviews, this is also really helpful to be sure everyone can understand fully.
- Create a community of sharing
If you’re hosting your training through Zoom, using the features already available in the platforms nurtures your company’s culture and community. We’re able to show the chat on-screen for presenters in our studio, so everyone can feel like they’re part of the experience and answer any questions as they arise.
Sometimes a client will come to us with the question, “Can a Zoom training really provide the same level of interaction as an in-person event?” The answer is YES. If anything, we often see remote or hybrid events and training sessions to be even more intimate and immersive. By meeting employees where they are, in their own space, you’re able to facilitate a greater work/life balance—anyone in the company can attend from their laptop or mobile device.
When we host training sessions in the Live Oak AV Livestream Studio, we’re able to feature true interaction—a Q&A session between audience members is no longer a one-way conversation.
For fully virtual small group networking and interaction, we’re able to facilitate breakout rooms. This way, coworkers don’t have to worry about finding a buddy for team building activities or in-training work sessions; they can be randomly paired and sent to a Zoom breakout room.
- Improve knowledge retention with a recording
We’re able to provide recordings of your live, remote training sessions so you can improve knowledge retention. If employees need a refresher or if you have new employees coming on that need the same training, sharing the recording is a great way to showcase these newfound skills.
This also creates evergreen content for your company; putting the recording into smaller segments or even sharing the interview section can either be customer-facing or live on an internal server for brand understanding and loyalty across the board.
Ready to start planning your next employee training? Contact us today.