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Working Remotely? How to Use Video to Stay Productive & Connected to Your Team

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Working remotely because of COVID-19, or Coronavirus, is now a global phenomenon. Every day we see more stories about mandatory lockdowns, quarantines, universities and schools closing their doors, and businesses shifting to remote work. 

For millions of professionals around the world, they will be working remotely for the very first time. Without the familiar routines of office life, it’s easy to disappear into the background, and to lose the visibility you depend on to work effectively with your colleagues. 

Does that describe you? Or perhaps you’ve been working remotely for a while, and are trying to achieve the same success you could in person. No matter what the reason for your remote work, there is a not-so-secret weapon you can use to ensure you stay connected to your teammates and in visual communication with your manager. 

Here are the ten best video templates for staying productive and connected to your team while working remotely…

Working Remotely: Video Templates for Keeping Projects On Track

The first and most important area to address when shifting to remote working is to keep your specific projects on track. Where working in person allows impromptu conversations and adjustments as you go, your communication needs to be much more intentional when you’re not in the same physical location. 

From planning your project kickoff, setting project goals, and following up on crucial meetings, to sharing your results along the way, no remote worker should be without these video templates.

Project kickoff video template

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Project goals video template

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Meeting followup video template

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A/B test results video template

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Working Remotely: Video Templates for Engaging and Regular Updates

Checking in with your manager is something that happens organically in an office. You say hello in the morning, and very naturally follow up with how things are going. But when you’re working remotely, you need to OVER COMMUNICATE in order to reach the same levels of visibility. 

The following video templates are creative and engaging ways to share important and timely updates with your manager, your team, or your entire company…

Company news video template

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In-flight announcement video template

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Working Remotely: Video Templates for Peer Learning & Innovation

Another challenge remote workers struggle with is isolation. Not just the social isolation one can feel without the hustle and bustle of the office, but also the professional isolation that can accompany physical distance.

But just because you aren’t in the same location doesn’t mean you can’t collaborate and connect with your teammates. You simply need to proactively communicate. And the best way to do that is visually. 

Use these video templates to create peer learning videos to share your expertise across the team and keep your colleagues up to date with the latest best practices in your field. 

Ready to take collaboration to the next level? Take the change of pace to focus on new innovation by organizing a remote hackathon!

8 simple steps video template

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5 video tips template

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How to video template

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Remote hackathon team video template

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No Matter Where You Work… Stay Connected with Visual Communications

These templates are just the start, but as soon as you begin to up your visual communications game with video, you will find your ability to stay productive and connected to your team will only grow. 

Let me know in the comments below what YOUR company is planning to handle Coronavirus, and which video templates are the most valuable to you and your team.

Please note: Powtoon is a visual communication platform, not a health organization. Information about the COVID-19 outbreak is changing by the minute. Please be sure to verify, by direct and live contact with your local health authorities, any specific health-related inquiries.

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Nick Liebman

Nick is Powtoon's Head of Content Marketing. He joined Powtoon as head copywriter in 2016, after his previous blog was voted one of the top 8 CRO blogs on the internet by Digital Marketer. He continues to churn out awesomeness for all Powtoon users via blog posts, tutorials, webinars, videos, and more. Before working in technology full-time, Nick honed his skills in the unlikely world of music and non-profit work. He holds a B.A. in Music from Grinnell College and an M.M. in Music Composition from Butler University, and has performed his and others' music all over the world.

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