I often start writing an email trying to explain something and it gets longer and longer - then about 60-70% I think - I should just get on a call or zoom with the person. However, organising a meeting often isn't worth it as it requires faff.
For the last 4-5 months I've been using async video from Zip Message. It's been great!
Instead of long dense emails, emails with tons of screenshots or scheduling a zoom call to share my screen and explain something - I create a short video using Zip Message and send it.
Async videos can be an incredibly effective communication tool and in some cases, it can be better than email or Slack. Here are a few reasons why:
Visual Communication: Videos can convey more information than text or audio alone. With video, you can use body language, facial expressions, and other nonverbal cues to communicate your message more effectively.
Personal Touch: Seeing someone's face and hearing their voice can make the message feel more personal and create a stronger connection between the sender and receiver.
Contextual Clarity: Videos can provide better context than text or audio. By showing your surroundings, your screen, or other relevant details, you can provide a clearer picture of what you're trying to communicate.
Time Efficiency: Videos can often be quicker and more efficient than typing out a long email or message. You can quickly record a video to explain a complex topic, answer a question, or provide feedback.
Engagement: Videos can be more engaging than text or audio alone, which can lead to better retention of information and greater buy-in from the viewer.
About Fraser Clark
I've been a professional developer for over 10 years. I've been consulting and developing websites & software for small businesses, multi-nationals & governments.