Do-it-yourself courses with video affect the most people - the most
A video explains a topic in a very short time and makes it all very clear. The videos can be shown in their entirety or split into smaller sequences, as you and your team see fit.
A video should be used and not just displayed. You do this by setting up some expectations before showing the video. Your participants don't just have to come to an ordinary meeting, but they have to go to the cinema - in a dark room and with popcorn. And then you must talk about what you saw. When the video is over, you ask your participants to decide - with themselves - which scene they liked the most. Ask them to pick a specific scene, not just a general theme. When everyone is ready with a scene, ask them to turn to the person next to them and tell each other about the scene they liked the most. Now you are in the process of 'internalizing' the subject with all of them.
After they have all told about their best scenes for 3 to 5 minutes you can ask 3 different participants to tell which scene they liked - out loud for everyone. Now you can ask further: For what reasons did you like that particular scene? Other reasons? Also ask the whole group: Who also liked that scene? For what reasons did you like that scene?
Now your participants discover that several people liked the same scene - but for different reasons. There are no wrong answers here. Thank them all for their contributions.
If the topic is large and difficult, you can also ask: Which scene did you like the least? And why? For these questions, don't help your participants as much as with 'best scene'.
In these ways, you and your participants are quickly starting to talk about the video and thus the topic. You can go on to a 'positive list' that you can all use: Team Game Rules, Service Top 5, Cooperation Superlist etc. Finalize your 'workshop' designing posters with your messages, hang them up and hold your internal vernissage.
Stream a video when you want to use it 1 time. Embed the video when you want it to be available to everyone day and night and all year round. Buy a USB stick with the video when you need to travel around with it. Buy a DVD when the video is to be included in your library and is to be circulated between several departments. Buy a DVD and get a DVD player on top of the hat FREE. And we mean any DVD.