Save time giving instructions with Loom
Who can be bothered typing out long emails with instructions/explanations, only to (often) have them misinterpreted anyway?
I’m both a lazy typer AND a lazy reader.
So, I’ve chosen this week’s app because it’s a great time saver and communication improver!
Check out the video for full details.
Let me know – do you use it?
If not, are you going to try it?
Don’t be shy – it’s really VERY easy ??
I’m Kat Soper from The Helpful Academy and it is time to discuss my App of the Week, where each week I bring you an app that I believe is going to help you save time and increase your productivity or increase the revenue in your business.
So this week’s app is useloom.com and it’s super, super awesome for helping you save time, anytime you need to give instructions to someone.
It’s really simple to use. It’s basically just a Chrome extension for your browser. It allows you to take a quick video to show somebody what you’re doing.
Right now I’m going to share my screen and I’m going to show you how it works.
So once you’ve installed Use Loom and you’ve created yourself an account, you’ll get a little circle up in the top right of your Chrome browser.
When you’re ready to show your instructions to somebody, all you do is click it and then it’ll bring up some options.
You can choose to have your screen and camera or you can choose to have your screen only, or your camera only for desktop. And then you can have a microphone or not. There’s also some other settings but generally speaking, you will just choose one of these.
You can choose the screen you wish to share if you’ve got multiple screens and then you’re ready to record. It’ll give you a little countdown.
This is what I’m going to show you today I’m going to show you that I have an awesome chatbot on my website because I’m super fancy.
I had to show something of course for the video but I will show you how to create a chatbot for your website in one of my apps of the week. So stay tuned for that. And now when you’re finished your video template pushed this little green tick button.
Then what it’ll do is it’ll open the video in your browser by taking you to your Loom account. You can check that it’s worked by pushing play.
Then this is the link that you want to copy.
So you just push Copy Link.
And that is Loom.
I just use the free account, because pretty much the free account everything that you need. So you copy the link, and then you would paste it into an email or until your message wherever you’re going to send you a message. And you get the idea. That’s really that simple. All you need to do is click record and send your link.
So I use this anytime I need to send instructions to clients if they asked me something that I think will just take me too long to reply to via email. Or if I’m working with a contractor and I want to show them what I would like them to do. That’s another great example of how it works – anytime I want to show somebody, anything like that, it just saves so much time.
Not only time but it saves last information because someone writing can often be interpreted differently, right.
Stay tuned for next week and I’ll bring you in my next pick.
About the author:
Kat is passionate about helping start-ups and small businesses succeed and achieve their business goals so that they can achieve the lifestyle they desire (and deserve).