Salesforce Training Videos and Some Alternatives

There are a lot, and I do mean a lot of Salesforce training videos out there. All of the big video sites have them, YouTube, Vimeo, DailyMotion, Blip, heck even Hulu on occasion will have stuff like this pop up. Well, people seem to like video, because we’ve become a very media-centric society in the last fifty years or so, mostly with the advent of television more than cinema.

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The Best Salesforce Training Videos Alternative

People tend to gravitate to the passive learning of video over something that seems to take a bit more effort, like books or multi-faceted courses on topics. So yeah, it’s not a surprise that there are a lot of Salesforce training videos around, but I can’t help but see a big problem with this.

Sure, salesforce video tutorials can show you, step by step, how to do various processes, if the people making the videos know what they’re doing in creating tutorial videos (not always the case), but the medium itself is flawed for this kind of thing. Let me explain why.

The Problems With Video Training

The problem with video for this sort of thing is that it can be awkward if you want to learn things in a different order. You can only learn things in the order they present them, and that’s not always the order you need. Along with this, you also may need to replay sections of the video over and over again, if you didn’t quite get what they said the first time.

If you’re trying to follow along, you race to keep up, with these complications in the way making video, honestly, not the best way to learn technical things. So, what alternative is there, for those who don’t want to read tutorials or books (which have their share of downsides too)? WalkMe is a good solution for this.

 

If you’re not familiar with salesforce training videos and WalkMe, it was created with just this sort of issue in mind. WalkMe is a tutorial creation system which integrates with a web form, and can control it. Through this, it can guide users through the most complicated processes imaginable, which has also made it very sought after for self service and store front guidance systems as well. However, when it comes to Salesforce, well, tons of companies have successfully adopted this system to teach their staff how to use their CRM software. Considering Salesforce tends to change as companies make custom forms and records, or install various add ons which can change how the whole thing works … well, this is a good solution.

Not only does this teach them through practice (while preventing catastrophic mistakes), but it allows the training to be productive, because staff being trained by WalkMe are getting real work done in Salesforce at the same time. This makes the ROI for training much friendlier, and reduces slowdown for training new hires or entire departments after changes or adoption.

Conclusion

So, you can go to YouTube or Vimeo or DailyMotion and look at the best Salesforce training videos … wasting a ton of time and causing a lot of frustration. Or, you can train your staff easily, organically and productively with WalkMe. The choice is yours … choose wisely!

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Amanda McDonald
Amanda is the Lead Author & Editor of Rainforce Blog. Amanda established the Rainforce blog to create a source for news and discussion about some of the issues, challenges, news, and ideas relating to Salesforce usage.
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