Today, we seem to have developed a communication conundrum which is growing to become a serious issue adversely affecting modern society.
Young people are suffering from a self-inflicted social and professional inequality which they’re seemingly unable to understand, let alone resolve.
Many young people have grown to become both socially and professionally inept. This naturally begs the question: why?
I believe that looking at world history holds a clue to the answer, and it should be your guide in this respect. This is because the iconic people we remember most from history were almost always the best communicators.
Amazing orators and leaders like Winston Churchill, with an estimated vocabulary of over 400,000 words who is now ranked as the world’s number 1 communicator, Dr Martin Luther King Jr. who delivered the amazing ‘I have a dream speech,’ Nelson Mandela who used words to end the horrors of apartheid, John F. Kennedy who inspired a nation with his powerful ‘We Choose To Go To Moon’ speech, and Margaret Thatcher who led a nation to win a war, and then reinvented it for the 21st century.
These amazing people were all able to use their amazing oratory skills to effectively communicate with others, and in doing so, they were able to change and shape the world we live in.
The social and professional inequality young people of today suffer from is born out of one simple thing, the inability to perform effective interpersonal communication.
More importantly, communication and knowledge aren’t two separate elements, they’re actually part of a greater whole, a greater whole which is integral to building communities and nations.
The proliferation of digital devices has led young people to believe that interpersonal communication as something which is almost entirely in the realm of social media or text messages.
Since this has become a commonly accepted assumption, we’re in danger of allowing an increasing number of young people to be condemned to a digital prison where impaired and ineffectual interpersonal communication are the norm.
Take a look around any modern school classroom and you’ll see young people who immerse themselves entirely in the world of digital communication via text messages, flash text media, and social networking sites.
Those of us who aren’t considered to be ‘digital natives’ must take partial responsibility for this new inequality which has developed, an inequality which is particularly unforgivable in a world which has grown to despise all forms of inequality.
The skills children need to perform eloquent, informed and purposeful direct, one to one interpersonal communication are being lost.
More importantly, many of the young people this affects don’t even know that they can’t communicate well at an interpersonal level.
Unfortunately, many schools don’t teach 21st century digital communication, and especially interpersonal communication as part of the curriculum.
This is a huge mistake, especially if we want to see our western society grow and prosper. It’s also a mistake because when children enter the workplace, they’ll lack an essential skill set which will allow them to advance themselves in their chosen career.
What can be done about this? How can video help, and in particular how can video streaming in particular help to redress some of this growing inequality?
Video, and in particular video streaming is a digital bridge. More importantly, it is a bridge which both digital immigrants and digital natives can cross, and in doing so it will help young people to develop the essential skills they need to succeed in both business and life.
Video streaming can be incorporated into almost every element of teaching, no matter what the subject.
If educators embrace the power of streaming, then they’ll discover just how easy, and more importantly, how effective it is as a tool which teaches essential communication skills in an increasingly isolated digital world.
If you’re already a ‘streamer,’ or if you’re new to it and are thinking about becoming one, then there’s one thing you can do to help you to become a more effective educator as you guide young people on their digital journey,
This is to get some great FREE training to help you to do it even better!
As well as being specialists in education, the nice team at JDL Horizons and Eduvision are also video streaming specialists, and they genuinely love to help people who want to learn how to stream video.
In fact, they love it so much that they even offer FREE training to educators who want to learn how to start, or how to improve their streaming skills!
The JDL Horizons – Eduvision team hold regular webinars designed to help everyone become a better video streamer, from a complete beginner upwards. They’ve even helped some educators to become streaming experts, and modern media celebrities in their own right!
Since ‘FREE” is almost always good, there’s no longer any excuse why you shouldn’t at least try one of these fun and informative streaming webinars.
More importantly, once you’ve found out just how easy and fun video streaming can be, then you have to try streaming for yourself.
You’ll soon begin to understand just how many applications video streaming can have as an essential tool for modern educators.
You’ll also begin to see and understand just how important video streaming is as an essential tool which can help young people develop, redevelop, and also improve their communication skills at every level.
Follow the link here in this article to find out more about their streaming webinars, and also pencil-in a date when you can join oneContact JDL Horizons to set up your free consultation. You’ll be glad you did!
You can also ‘meet’ some of the JDL Horizons – Eduvision team as well. This way you’ll sort of get to ‘know’ them a little, before you meet them on your webinar session.
If you’re the ‘hands-on’ type, and you know other ‘hands-on’ types who would like to learn how to stream and produce video, then why not invite the JDL Horizons – Eduvision team to come to your school to hold a live seminar event.
The JDL Horizons – Eduvision team have performed dozens of seminar events like this, and the results of less than an hour of coaching, educators of all ages and abilities are buzzing about all the new ideas they have which they can now stream!
For a limited period, everyone who books onto a JDL Horizons – Eduvision video streaming webinar or live seminar event, will also receive a special extended FREE trial of their amazing new desktop publishing tools!
These ‘must-have’ tools give you the most powerful way to create new video in 3 easy clicks. Once you’ve tried these must-have tools, you’ll wonder how you ever managed without them because from that time onwards for you, video will always be Start, Stop, and Publish – now that’s video made REALLY easy!
We may believe that we live in, and that we’re preparing young people for the modern information age. However, this isn’t everything.
We’re really living in an age of communication at EVERY level, both digital and interpersonal, it’s about time the schools system understood this.
If they did, then they’d better support educators as they taught these essential skills.
The art and science of video and video streaming can help you and your students to become much more effective at every level of communication, it will also help you to become a much more effective educator in the process.
Brian Sterling-Vete spent over a decade with BBC TV news, he’s a British author, Guinness World Record Holder, and film maker. He has worked extensively on both sides of camera, and even worked as a stunt performer for several years.
In addition, Brian also uses the skills he learned while he was with BBC TV News, to coach leadership and celebrities how to stay safe if they’re faced with a crisis, and a subsequent media attack.
He encourages input and comment from readers. You can reach Brian Sterling-Vete at [email protected]