How do I share my coaching session recordings?
Posted on: 08 Nov 2022
An updated 2023 version of this article is available here.
If you’ve got a paid Zoom plan, then you can share it directly via Zoom. However, if you’re on the free Zoom plan or recorded your session using a different technology with a local recording saved on your computer, then you’ll need to share it without blocking up someone’s email inbox by trying to attach it to an email!
Here are ReciproCoach’s best picks:
DropBox: We love and use DropBox. It’s so easy to use, whether via the website or via the desktop app. If you haven’t used it before, sign up for a free account here, upload your recording and then send the link to your client or mentor (with your client’s permission of course).
Google Drive: We also make the most of Google Drive. Most people have a Google account these days, so once signed in, you just need to go to your drive, upload your recording and then send off the link to the relevant people.
Of course, some coaches still use services like WeSendIt or WeTransfer, and they’re quick and easy to use with a simple one page interface where you upload your file and enter the email address of the recipient.
We have to say that we are quite cautious in choosing how we share sensitive files like confidential session recordings. For this reason, we prefer to use DropBox, as they openly state when “Dropbox personnel will, on rare occasions, need to access users’ file content”, whereas the other services do not appear to be quite as transparent.
You also need to consider whether you can turn off downloads for the application you decide to use. These days, with privacy laws like the GDPR, it’s advisable to limit the number of session recordings floating around the world. Google Drive allows you to turn off downloads when sharing, as do the Dropbox and Zoom paid plans.
If you have experience using any of the above, or any services not mentioned here, please share them with us below: