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Record an Asynchronous Presentation

Easily record slides and walkthroughs on Loom. Then hit send. Shareable async videos cut wasteful meetings and increase productivity.

What is an async presentation?

Asynchronous (async) presentations are videos of any communication (including your Microsoft PowerPoint or Google Slides) without a live meeting.

When to record an async work presentation:

  • Communicate with a distributed team working across multiple time zones
  • Provide context ahead of a live meeting with an async presentation
  • Replace live presentations with asynchronous video to cut down on meetings
  • Create a personalized presentation and a rewatchable library of videos for staff, prospects, and customers

What is the difference between asynchronous and synchronous presentations?

“Synchronous” refers to live presentations or meetings. They're great for connecting with your team and customers to collaborate at the moment.

But sync meetings come with downsides. It takes work to get everyone together simultaneously, especially from different time zones. And meetings can sometimes drag on because of a lack of preparation or missing context.

That's where async presentations come in.

Asynchronous videos eliminate productivity barriers by replacing and supporting live meetings.

They share critical context so your sync meetings focus on discussion and alignment. When you choose to have a live meeting after an async video, you can cut to the chase—everyone already understands your objectives.

Benefits of recording asynchronous videos with Loom

Loom cuts meetings, improves productivity for the ones you do have, and streamlines your communication. No one misses a beat with simultaneous screen and camera recordings.

You can collaborate through comments, transcripts (with translations), and more.

Say goodbye to countless synchronous (live) meetings. Loom’s solution makes communication productive.

  • Increase meeting productivity

    Save time—record video messages before a meeting for context or to replace it.

  • Easily share

    Share through links or invitations in seconds with any app and across the web.

  • Track engagement

    Measure engagement by tracking when your video is watched, for how long, and if it’s shared.


  • Eliminate time zones

    Overcome time differences with presentations that can be viewed anytime, anywhere.


How to record your async presentation

Anybody can record with a user-friendly, seamless experience in just a few clicks.

First, sign up on Loom in a few seconds. You can download the desktop app or Chrome extension. When it’s time to present, open the slideshow or content of your choosing. Then, press record and start talking.

As you present, viewers can see what’s on your screen and see you. You can draw and provide necessary visual references in real-time.

When you’re done, review the video. Loom’s AI technology helps adjust the speed for a better experience and eliminates filler words like “um.”

Finally, share the video. You can send a private invite to an email address, make it accessible to workspace members, and share it through a link. Loom also has social tabs to share on social media, Gmail, or our Salesforce integration.

How to share your async presentation with Loom

With link sharing, you can send videos anywhere, like in emails or on social media platforms like LinkedIn.

All you have to do is hit record, and when you are done, choose the method you want to share the video (link or invitation). Loom is easy to use, and you can share your async presentation with anyone.

  1. Sign up for Loom in seconds. Then, download our Desktop app or Chrome extension.
  2. Hit record and start talking.
  3. Share it. Now, you can send the video to anyone you want.

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Creating your first async presentation

The great thing about async presentations is that it’s easy to start right now.

You likely have a meeting today or tomorrow. Once you've set up Loom, record a quick video to add context to your meeting. Then, share it.

You'll see for yourself: by adding context, you'll save a huge amount of time and get more done when you meet live.

After your first try, it gets better from there. And it’s addicting—you'll use async videos to cut live time, improve collaborations, maximize communication, and grow your company.

You can try right now for free.

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