Tutorial Videos

Get example templates and questions for creating video tutorials for your business, to activate customers and convert prospects.

Overview


Why create tutorial videos?

Tutorial videos have long been powerful assets for customer support and customer success teams as a way to activate customers with a one-to-many approach. Video tutorials are also used to give your prospects a look inside what it’s like to work with your company, and what they can expect from your customer support. We see tutorial videos show up in the expected places: knowledge bases and support articles, but these videos can also be featured on blogs, emails, and social media.

Do you want to start remotely collecting and publishing tutorial videos without the time & expense of a camera crew or video editors? Then this tutorial 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 tutorial videos.

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

  1. Introduction

    Thank you so much for recording this short tutorial video for [your organization name]! Please reach out to [contact_email] with any questions.

  2. Question 1

    Quickly describe the feature.

  3. Question 2

    Record a short tutorial.

  4. Question 3

    Connect the dots - what should the customer do next to next?

  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 tutorial 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 tutorial videos with this template? Start your no-obligation free trial of Vocal Video today and collect unlimited tutorial videos FREE.

Real customer examples

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

Beacon Funding employees create engaging tutorial videos that are used on their blog. This educational content is targeted at current and prospective customers alike.

Beacon Funding Tutorial video on blog

How to get started

Start collecting tutorial videos using this template in 5 minutes:

  1. Sign up: Start your no-obligation free trial of Vocal Video 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 tutorial videos roll in. We’ll automagically generate branded, pro-style draft videos for you. Publish your favorites.
  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, you can gather an unlimited number of responses during your no-obligation free trial. Only upgrade if you get testimonial videos you want to publish.

Sample 3-touch email sequence

When inviting people to give you tutorial 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

Recording a tutorial video

We're working on a set of tutorial videos for [your organization name], and we’d love to have you on record sharing your expertise.

Would you be able to record a short tutorial video for [your organization name] 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.

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

Thanks so much!

Email #2: The Invitation

Link for tutorial video recording

Thanks so much for agreeing to record a short tutorial video!

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. Quickly describe the feature.
2. Record a short tutorial.
3. Connect the dots - what should the customer do next to next?
   
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 - tutorial 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 tutorial videos with this template? Start your no-obligation free trial of Vocal Video today and collect unlimited tutorial videos FREE.

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Principal + Founder, Spark Event Management

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