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How AnswerStage Works

It takes just four simple steps to collect, produce and share a slick and engaging branded video!

1 Request Videos

Requesting Videos is the first step in the AnswerStage video production process:

  •   Add New Question Simply type in the Question or Prompt. Your Contributor(s) will respond to your Question by a recording a Response Video. You can have each Contributor answer the same Question or compose different Questions for different people.

  •   Send Question as Video Request  Each Question has a link, which you can send to one or more Speakers.  If you are using the AnswerStage web app, you can send it via email.  If you are using a mobile app, you can also send it via text message. The Question will be displayed (and verbally read) to your Speakers as they are prompted to record a Speaker Response Video.  You can also specify:

    • Profile fields for Speakers to include with their response (such as Name and Title. Profile fields will be displayed when the Speaker Response Video is shown in the Production Video.

    • Response Deadline to record and upload their Speaker Response Video.

    • Maximum Duration for their Speaker Response Video.

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Note the text of the Question will be displayed in the Production Video immediately before the Response Video is shown, so the Answer has context.

2 Record Responses

AnswerStage makes it easy for your Contributors to record and upload Response Videos:

  •   Receive Request  Contributors most often receive a link from you via Email or Text Message, but you can present the link any way you want. Some clients make QR codes for on-site collection of videos.  And others will include links on their website or newsletter.  

  •   Record Response  After clicking on the link, Speakers can easily record their Speaker Response Video. They can also re-record the video as-needed until the result is satisfactory.

  •   Upload Response Video  After pressing Save, the Speaker Response Video is automatically uploaded to the AnswerStage platform.

  •   Transcribe Video  A transcript is automatically created for the Speaker Response Video.

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3 Create Video

Just a few clicks produces a slick Production Video:


  •   Select Response Videos  Simply choose one or more responses to include in the video. You can rearrange their order as you like.

  •   Choose Production Settings  Pick a Template, a Theme (which can include your colors and logos), and configure some optional settings:

    • Title You can give your Production Video a Title. Titles are displayed during the Intro and the Conclusion. Titles are particularly useful when the Production Video includes multiple different Questions.

    • Captions If enabled, Captions are displayed at the bottom of the Production Video.

    • Background Sound AnswerStage provides a set of sounds you can choose to have running as background sound. Note that background sound volume is automatically reduced during the Response Video sections of the Production Video.

    • Contributor Labels By default, Contributor profile fields are shown as a label during the playback of their respective Response Videos. 

    • Omit Intro By default, Production Videos include an Intro which shows the Title. If you choose to omit the Intro and include a Title, the Title will only be displayed during the Conclusion.

  •   Create Video  Click Create Video. Your Production Video will be produced by AnswerStage’s cloud-based engine and will be available within a few minutes. After production has completed, you can encourage Contributors to share the video on their social networks (see below).


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4 Share Anywhere

AnswerStage provides several methods to share your Production Video:

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  •   Direct Share  Using the URL of the hosted video, you can share directly to LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.  

  •   Share a Link  AnswerStage provides a link to the cloud-hosted video which you can share to any social platform, link from a blog post, send via Email, or send via Text Message.

  •   Download and Share  You can download the video to your device and share from there to any social network.

  •   Contributors included in your Production Video can also share that video, dramatically increasing its reach. To encourage sharing, Contributors can automatically be notified via email.

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