Do you sometimes feel like you’re playing charades when you’re teaching? You’re hoping participants get what you’re trying to teach. You talk, show a slide, ask questions and hope you narrow the gap for mis-communication.
You could be teaching a leadership concept such as how to instill a positive workplace attitude or how managers can communicate more effectively to nurture and build high performing teams.
You know the feeling when your participants experience E-G-O “Eyes glaze over,” from information overload. Or, worse, your participants get a completely different message than the one you’re teaching. Or, they don’t recall your most important points.
Doing a training without video is like playing charades.
What if you could reinforce your learning concepts by actually showing leadership skills in action. Better yet, show successful well-known leaders who show what good leadership…team building…communication.. is and how they’ve used these skills to succeed.
Just a few examples of short videos that could back up a learning concept you’re teaching:
- Women Polar Explorers on team and communication.
- Richard Branson showing and discussing smart risk taking and the potential for failure.
- Steve Case and how to communicate and manage employees expectations during rapid change.
- Jack Welch on honest communication.
Think your participants will remember more? According to the Navy Dept., they definitely will. “When someone hears and sees, retention jumps to 50%. Delivering video online provides another benefit – interactivity and touch. Stimulating retention by combining interactivity has shown to increase retention to 70% and in some cases up to 90%.” US Naval Education & Training Command.