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How To Easily Turn An Existing Video Into Smart Training [Hint: We'll Do It For You]

Now there is an easy way to create interesting, interactive online training for your employees.
Even better, it’s free.
Create One Smart, Interactive Online Training Course For Free (First 100 People Only)
To introduce Practice Rocks to a wider community of learning and development experts, we’re giving 100 people the opportunity to create their own smart online training course.
The smart training course creation service is normally a paid service but you now have a limited time to get one for free.
Before we look at how it all works, let’s consider why you’d want to create interactive e-learning.
5 Big Reasons To Get Your Free Smart Training Course Today
Here are five reasons why you would not want to miss out on one of these 100 free smart training creation places (you can request access right now here).
  1. Your employees will thank you. Rather than inflicting the ‘Death-by-PowerPoint’ training method upon your staff, you’ll be giving your team the opportunity to ‘learn by doing’. Which of these two methods do you think is likely to be more effective and more enjoyable for your staff: watching a long boring video and answering questions at the end or working through live examples and getting instant feedback as they progress through the training?
  2. We’ll do the work for you. Do you already have a video of what you want to training or can you quickly record one? If so, you’ve already got the content that you need. We’ll take that video and turn it into an interactive training course that’s available to your staff online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  3. Your line managers will be very impressed. Practice Rocks will allow you to pinpoint what aspects of the training your staff find easy and where more help is required. Your line managers will have realtime performance data to better manage their teams.
  4. There’s no need to call your IT department. Your interactive smart training course requires no tech work, no software installation. Simply open your online account and we’ll get started.
  5. It’s free! Yes, we’re giving away 100 of these smart training creation spots on a first come, first served basis. Why? We’re so confident that when you’ve created your first interactive online training course that employees and managers love, you’ll help spread the word about Pratice Rocks.
We’re about to start promoting these 100 free course-creation slots so they will not last for long: request your free course here.
How Does It Work?
There are four easy steps:
  1. Send us the video of the training you want to convert into smart interactive training. Don’t have a video? Most computers now have screen recording software which means you can quickly video the process and send us the file (we’d prefer an online version such as a YouTube link but either way is fine).
  2. Tell us which parts of the video you’d like to be made interactive.
  3. We convert the video into interactive training and send you the link to share with your staff.
Let’s look at a practical example of how it works.
Example Course Creation
Here’s how you could take an existing video and ask us to turn it into a highly-effective interactive online training session.
First, send us the video link (or video file). In this case, a 4:45 minute video about using PowerPoint:
Interactive Software Training SaaS Tool
Next, tell us which parts of the video you’d like to be made interactive.
In this example, you could list out what sections you want covered and made clickable:
  • Welcome video: From 0:00 to 00:15
  • How to set a tab to home: From 00:15 to 00:33
  • How to insert a new comment: From 00:33 to 01:20
  • How to add a new slide: From 01:20 to 01:38
  • How to zoom in the page: From 01:38 to 01:55
  • How do you set the pane to fit to window: From 01:55 to 02:05
  • How to minimize the slide notes section: From 02:05 to 02:24
  • How do you enable slides sorter view: From 02:24 to 03:17
  • How do you enable slideshow view to present to an audience: From 03:17 to 03:25
  • How do you change a size of the slides to 16:10: From 03:25 to 04:38
  • Closing video: From 04:38 to 04:44.
A simple text list like you see above is fine or you may prefer to do it in a spreadsheet.
How To Turn A Video Into Smart Online Training
And you’re done!
We do we need these in rows?
We need the sections broken out in rows so that we can make sure the training flows properly and is done in such a way that you can add questions and tests to check that the person has understood the training.
Send us the video link and the list of what you want included and we’ll get to work.
What Will Practice Rocks Do To Make The Video Interactive?
In short, we watch your video and where you click with your mouse, we make it clickable on the screen.
This means you can play a short explanatory video clip and then run an interactive sessions immediately after the video ends.
The person will get instant feedback on whether or not they’ve clicked in the right places and used the software correctly.
Here’s how it looks when it’s done: click here to see interactive training example.
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Interested? Take A Look Now
Places are limited so request your free course here now.

We’re looking forward to producing your first interactive course with you!

A New Type Of E-Learning To Improve Your Workforce's Productivity

We've all come across examples of less than stellar performance in the workplace.

Workplace Productivity Challenges

Have you experienced any of these types of challenges in your workplace?

  • Staff entering incorrect expense reports requiring the finance team to do uncosted, time-sucking rework
  • Sales teams taking half a day each week for their sales reports when it should only take them 20 minutes.
  • Late and substandard work due to staff being slow on company software systems.
  • Other such errors, delays, and unproductive work.

These mistakes are expensive because of lost billing, rework costs, and additional labour costs (not to mention fewer client referrals).

New Employee Productivity

What about your new employees?

How long until they reach full productivity?

Even if they are future world-beaters, new employees can be a drain on their team.

It can take several months before a new employee is contributing at 100% capacity.

This can be very frustrating for all involved.

Traditional Methods Of Training Staff

New and existing employees usually learn new software packages by four traditional methods:

  1. Death-by-PowerPoint’ lectures on how to use company systems and software packages. Staff forget the training by the end of the day.
  2. Informal instruction by busy co-workers. ‘Trainers’ are existing staff members who are passing on incorrect or inefficient methods taught to them by their predecessor.
  3. Searching Google or YouTube for answers is slow and is not specific to company software or work challenges. Memorising a YouTube video is a slow process. The search is repeated by every employee with the same problem (there's another productivity issue).
  4. E-learning with static slide presentations and videos. Again, most trainees will forget the boring e-learning by the end of the day. Even worse, employees can game the system by taking screenshots so they have the answers ready when it’s time for the quiz at the end (this happens more often than companies would like to admit). 

There Is Now A New Training Option - 'Learn By Doing' Software

Practice Rocks is different.

'Learn By Doing' Software Training: Your employees can now learn by doing.

No death-by-Powerpoint or endless video sessions. Your staff will learn using interactive mockups of the software they need to use every day.

An Example Of The New Way To Training Your Team Quickly

For example, if you want your sales staff to input their sales figures faster each week so they're back out there selling, you have a few options.

You could send them to an expensive course which will be good but they'll forget the content after a few weeks.

You could make them read slides via your e-learning portal but we all know how that's going to turn out.

You could even show them some videos explaining the process.

But what would happen if you opened up the sales management software, took a few quick screenshots, and demonstrated how to do it with a simple Practice Rocks demonstration?

What would happen if your sales team then used that quick, easy online demonstration to work through the example with real live clicks and data entry examples which required them to learn by doing? (They'd be told instantly if they were doing something correctly or incorrectly).

Answer: Your team would learn the software system much faster and they'd remember how to do it next time.

Instant Feedback During Training: They’d get 24/7 tips and instant feedback on how well they’re doing when training on a particular program.

Training Updates For Managers: Managers would get instant reports on training completion, who had difficulty with the training, and where further support may be required.

Instant feedback for managers helps them decide which areas to focus on, all in real-time.

Effective Training: Best of all, the training will actually sink in.

Better Results: Employees will get better and faster at their jobs and make fewer mistakes.

You’ll have boosted company productivity and helped reduce costs through fewer errors . . . all without increasing employee headcount.

Request Practice Rocks Interactive Software Training Demonstration

Want To Boost Employee Productivity?

If you'd like to see how Practice Rocks can increase productivity in your business, simply request a live or recorded demonstration now.

To learn more about what Practice Rocks can do, visit our Training Product page.

Poor Workplace Productivity - Is Your Office The Culprit? [Video]

Perhaps it's a good thing that the Northern Hemisphere is heading into winter.

According to a recent article on workplace performance, a study by the Captivate Network a few years ago found that 'workplace productivity drops 20 percent during the summer months, attendance decreases by 19 percent, projects take 13 percent more time to complete and workers are 45 percent more distracted.'

To make matters worse, it has been suggested, in this fascinating article by Ilya Pozin, that many employees enjoy distracting themselves at work with non-value-add 'busy' work such as organising their files, data entry, and scrolling through emails.

Hardly 'World's Greatest Workforce' material, is it?

Can We Blame Staff For Low Workplace Productivity?

Is it fair to blame employees for their unproductive efforts or is there something deeper at play?

For a different perspective, take a look at this intriguing TED talk by Software entrepreneur, Jason Fried.

Jason Fried is a co-founder of the hugely success tech firm, 37signals. The company's powerful work collaboration tools include Basecamp, Highrise, Backpack, Campfire, and Writeboard. The comapny also developed and open-sourced the Ruby on Rails programming framework.

We've already seen the rise of the remote worker but how far and how fast will the concept spread?

How To Avoid This Common Recruitment Mistake

We’ve noticed a trend in the recruitment industry in recent times - there’s been a lot of talk about the mistakes made by recruiters.

International best-selling author of ‘Tipping Point’, Malcolm Gladwell, even delivered an intriguing presentation on the topic of recruitment ‘mismatch’.

Take a look for yourself in the video below in which Gladwell draws upon fascinating stories from the world of sport, education, and even airline pilots to explain the mismatch problem.

Welcome To The Practice Rocks Blog

Welcome to the Practice Rocks Blog - we’re delighted to see you here!

We’re at the start of our journey and we’re looking forward to sharing stories with you along the way.

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