Employee Award Videos

Highlight your employees and encourage loyalty and increase overall employee engagement and brand awareness.


Why create an employee awards program, and promote the winners with acceptance speech videos? 

Employee recognition award programs can demonstrate your profound appreciation for your employees, and engender employee loyalty. By highlighting the best employees, you can also give other team members a role model to aspire to. By collecting and producing employee award acceptance videos, you give your winners the chance to amplify their personal brand, and your company’s brand to their networks by sharing on social media.

Do you want to start remotely collecting and publishing employee award videos without the time & expense of a camera crew or video editors? Then this employee award video template will be perfect for you.

What's in the template

We developed this video collector template to be a complete, easy-to-use solution for your respondents to record and upload video testimonials for your organization from any device.

We provide a delightful interface that matches your brand and works seamlessly on Mac, PC, iPhone, Android, and tablets. There's nothing for you – or your respondents – to download or install. All you need to do is share a link to start collecting great employee award videos.

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Your respondents will go through the following steps and record video responses to 3 questions:

  1. Introduction

    Congrats on this huge accomplishment! The team has been so impressed with all that you have brought to our organizations, and we’re excited to see what you will do in the future.

    We really appreciate you sharing your story, and recording a short acceptance speech video.

    Please feel free to reach out to me, [contact_email], if you have any questions.

  2. Question 1

    How does it feel to be a [your organization name] award winner?

  3. Question 2

    Could you share a few details about your journey with [your organization name] ?

  4. Question 3

    What advice would you give to other [your organization name] employees?

  5. Attribution The respondent enters their preferred name & title to be used if you publish their videos.
  6. Thank-you Thank you for taking the time to respond. We truly appreciate it.

Use This Template

Make it your own
You can customize the questions, the introduction and thank-you messages, and make it match your branding with just a few clicks. You can even add your own custom incentive for respondents and record a greeting video if you like.

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When you get a response, Vocal Video will automatically generate a complete, professional-looking testimonial video with your logo, motion graphics, subtitles and transitions (like these). Vocal Video is the only solution on the market that does this.

Ad-free hosting & embedding included
After you publish your employee award videos, they are automatically hosted on branded public pages you can easily share. You can also embed your videos on your site with our mobile-friendly and ad-free embed codes.

Ready to start collecting employee award videos with this template? Create your free Vocal Video account today and collect unlimited employee award videos FREE.

Real customer examples

See how Vocal Video customers are using the employee award videos they've collected and published with this template:

Suburban Propane celebrates the winner of the Extra Mile Award with an acceptance speech on social media.

Suburban Propane
Amplitude displays all their Pioneer Award Winners on their website and blog.

Oregon Entrepreneurs Network shares winners of their Growth Stage Award using Vocal Video. Winners give acceptance speeches and the opportunity to tell their stories.

Oregon Entrepreneurs Award

There are many more real customer examples here – all playable.

How to get started

Start collecting employee award videos using this template in 5 minutes:

  1. Sign up: Create your free Vocal Video account here. (No credit card required.)
  2. Use this template: Create a new Video Collector and select the ‘Customer Testimonials’ template.
  3. Customize it: Make any changes you want to the questions, intro message, and branding (you can even add a custom incentive and welcome video).
  4. Send it: Send the public link to your video collector to your target audience. (Feel free to use our sample email sequence, and check out our guide to getting higher response rates on your video campaigns.)
  5. Publish responses: See your employee award videos roll in. We’ll automagically generate branded, pro-style draft videos for you. Publish your favorites. You can publish your first 5 videos completely free.
  6. Share & embed: Share and embed them on your site with our ad-free video hosting and responsive embed codes.

With Vocal Video there's no limit on the number of the number of responses you can gather, so you can cast a wide net and only publish the best responses.

Best of all, with Vocal Video you can also edit, publish, share and embed your first 3 testimonial videos free of charge. (When you want to publish more, you can pay as you go or select an annual plan for unlimited publishing – see our pricing page for details.)

Sample 3-touch email sequence

When inviting people to give you employee award videos via email, we recommend a 3-email sequence. Variations of this email sequence have been used successfully in hundreds of video-request campaigns by Vocal Video customers.

The first email in the sequence is a pre-ask – asking if they'd be open to recording a short video testimonial and thanking them in advance. The second email includes the link to the video collector, a brief explanation of the process, the questions they'll be asked to respond to, and some recording tips. The third email in the sequence is a gentle reminder to block out time to record.

Adapt this sequence to your use case, incentives, and your collector's actual questions, and fire away!

Email #1: The Pre-Ask

Congratulations on your award!

Congratulations on being selected as a winner of Congratulations on being selected as a winner of a [your organization name] Employee Award! Your story stood out from the crowd, and the entire team was very impressed.

Would you be able to record a short acceptance speech video sometime in the next week? We’re collecting video with a tool called Vocal Video, so it should be very easy and only take 5-10 minutes. The recording can be done from your phone or laptop. We plan to promote your video when we announce the winners.

Please let me know and I’ll send the link and the questions right over.

Thanks so much!

Email #2: The Invitation

Your award video

Thanks so much for agreeing to record a short acceptance speech video! We really appreciate it.

Here are the details on recording a video - it should take 5-10 minutes altogether. Just click here to record your video: https://vocalvideo.com/c/vocal-video-impact-of-video-testimonials

The 3 questions that we'd like you to answer are:
1. How does it feel to be a [your organization name] award winner?
2. Could you share a few details about your journey with [your organization name] ?
3. What advice would you give to other [your organization name] employees?
Here are a couple of tips:
1) pick a quiet and well lit place
2) avoid having windows or a light source in the background of your shot since that will create glare
3) look directly at the camera
3) relax and be yourself - you'll do great!

Let me know if you have any questions, and thanks again!

Email #3: The Reminder

Quick reminder - video

I just wanted to bump this to the top of your inbox to see when you might be able to carve out 5-10 mins to record a short video.

Here's the link to record your employee video - you can record any time it’s convenient for you from your phone or laptop: https://vocalvideo.com/c/vocal-video-impact-of-video-testimonials

Ready to start collecting employee award videos with this template? Create your free Vocal Video account today and collect unlimited employee award videos FREE.

Vocal Video is Trusted By

With Vocal Video we no longer need to go out and hire a videographer. It's super easy. We send it out, and within 24 to 48 hours we get back authentic videos in super high quality.

Ras Gill-Boulos

CMO, Pulse

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