Screencasts are true powerhouses in team communication; they allow us here at Process Street to convey everything in a concise manner with both visual and audial cues, whilst giving the viewer a resource that they can run through as many times as they want.
Unfortunately, many teams put off using screencasts because you have to:
- Spend time recording it
- Wait for the file to export
- Wait for the video to convert
- Wait for the video to upload
- Remember you recorded a video that has now finished uploading
- Manually send it to the right team member
Whilst conversations are more likely to be forgotten or lost, their ease makes them the go-to method for communication (or, at best, a Skype call). This is a huge mistake.
Using just a couple of free screencasting apps you can record your video, spend three seconds saving it and then have it automatically sent to to the right person. Rather than waiting for your time zones to match up or the other person to reply, you can record, save, then get on with the rest of your day.