Communicating in Layers

You’ve heard the advice: dress in layers. In this video, we explain why you should communicate in layers, too. We discuss how layering is different than just repeating yourself, and why different channels of communication can help get your message out.

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Connect Calendars

Today’s world is busy. Having a calendar available at the touch of a finger helps, but most of us these days have to juggle multiple calendars, both personal and professional. This engagement video shows how easy it can be to connect your calendars into one place.

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Available Now: Communications Tips for Everyone

Talking to people is hard. Talking to lots and lots of people is so hard that there are entire fields of study and job titles devoted to it. However, many of us weren’t trained to do this duty. It’s our job to get the information people need to them, but they don’t seem to be listening.

A few months ago, we released our User Engagement video series. We realized that part of the problem with getting users engaged is getting them listening in the first place. How do you get people aware of the exciting new technologies? How do you deliver the useful info when people just skim your subject line?

That’s why we compiled a whole set of communications tips for anyone to be able to use and understand. From the modest memo to the company-wide communications, you don’t have to be professionally trained in the art of conversation to get people to perk their ears up and pay attention. Each five minute video delivers a tip or trick that you can use immediately in your corporate communications.

The first one here discusses what to do when you have to deliver some sensitive subjects to your organization. Check it out:

Just like with our user engagement series, we’ll be slowly releasing all of these videos on YouTube. However, you can sign up and get these videos delivered to you every week, ad-free. All you have to do is click here to sign up today.

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Out of Order Information

We like things to be in their proper place, but sometimes what we think is proper is different than what other people think. Luckily, we can get our information in order just how we like it, as we explain in this engagement video.

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Listing Excel Sheets

User frustration boils when they enter data one place and must enter it again someplace else.  In this user engagement video, we explain how to export SharePoint list data into Excel, where it can be shared and reused.

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Dropping Files is Good

A consistent complaint from users is how difficult it is to work with files that are on websites, including the intranet.  In this engagement video, we explain how working with files on the intranet is as easy as dropping files.  Dropping files in real life is not all that fun. Dropping files online is easy, as we explain in this video.

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Rogue Revision Rewind

One of the frequent concerns of users that prevents adoption is what happens when you accidentally delete or corrupt a document. It used to be that, if you accidentally deleted something from a file and saved over it, there was no going back. SharePoint makes recovering from this a breeze, as we explain in this video.

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Content Tamper Alarm

In this engagement video, which you can share with your organization, we explain how we like to know when people enter our physical space.  We’ve got doorbells and “please knock” signs and security systems. However, SharePoint allows us to figure out when someone enters your virtual space.

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Paging 1, 2, 3

We want you to have tools for engaging users. In this engagement video, we show how you don’t have to be a web developer make a change quickly. We’ll talk about why in this video.

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The User Engagement Video Series Starts Now!

Have you ever been frustrated with users that aren’t reading your emails? They’re complaining about the fact that they never know what is going on – and they’re not going to the intranet to find out. When working to help organizations fix their communications problems, we frequently recommend a strategy of engaging videos. More “edutainment” than education, they’re about the problem and the possible. 

That’s all fine, but, if you’re like most folks, the voice in your head is saying, “Ok, but what does that mean, really?” If you’ve spent years communicating information with formal and semi-formal communications channels, the idea of engagement isn’t easy or intuitive. That’s why we created a set of videos designed to engage users. They’re super short, less than 2 minutes. They talk about one core frustration that people have and how the problem is solved with the intranet. 

They’re designed to be used when you’re transitioning to SharePoint or Office 365 from another platform – and when you’re trying to get folks to use the existing intranet hosted on SharePoint or Office 365. They’re not videos that you put in a library for education, they’re videos that you send out to get people’s attention. 

The first one is a play off the old Where’s Waldo? series of books. Check it out: 

We’re making these available via YouTube, but if you subscribe, we’ll send you a link every two weeks via video service. This way, users don’t get YouTube ads while playing the promo. Just click here to sign up today. 

If you’re so inclined, you can support our efforts by buying a one-time license, and you’ll be able to get the videos without any bumpers or branding for you to use internally – including using them as a part of videos that you’re making. You’ll get all the videos, including both the completed videos that are not yet public as well as any we release in the future. Click here to support us – and your users.