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How Videos Made My Students Better, Faster

Posted on: June 13, 2014
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How many times have you given a lesson, even written down what was discussed, only to have the student come back and tell you  “I am doing what you told me and it isn’t working”…

 

This is not because we’re poor at what we teach…or bad communicators…but more a function of short term memory and ability to process and apply what was taught during the lesson…my opinion…

 

So what I began doing several years back was using video.

 

How I used Video Differently

I know almost everyone who is an instructor uses or has used video to capture and analyze our students swings…this is not how I used it though to improve my students results faster and from years and hundreds of students feedback, retain longer the correct message.

 

No I began creating video golf drills of “how to’s” if you will.  And when I would have that odd time when it did not apply I would create and send a customized one for that student.

 

What Changed

Now when they received the drill, no misunderstandings of what we talked about or what they could do to improve…

Then I dug deeper and found amazing stats that began answering why…

 

Harvard Business Review did a study and found that when we tell someone something, they might retain only 20%!

 

And when we write it down and they read it, maybe 50%…better but still poor long term retention, leading to poor practice because now they were practicing only half of what I wanted them to do to improve!

 

But if I gave them a video they could watch and mimic or model, play it over and over…the retention and success no climbed to 70% and higher!

 

So I now almost 100% of the time share a supporting video with every student I work with to help them get better faster…plus it has increased the perception of me as an instructor by their friends or others they play with…leading to more referrals and long term clients.

 

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