Instructors Guide – How to Make Q&A Videos
Q&A videos are also really great for building community and establishing a relationship with your learners. All in all, they’re great for creating engaging content and for strengthening your bond.
So, how can you make the magic happen for your Q&A videos? You have to start by building some buzz. In your course or during your event leading up to your Q&A video, be sure to tell your viewers that you’re planning to answer all of their most burning questions in one video. Tell them when you’re going to upload the video and end with a call to action that encourages your viewers to leave their question in the discussions section below. This way, you’ll have all of your questions in one place. Then you can just read through all of the questions and take the ones you want to use for your video.
When you sit down to make your video, remember to start out by thanking everyone for sending your questions. You may also want to apologize if you can’t get to all of the questions in one video. Assure your viewers that everyone sent in really great questions and that you might need to do another Q&A video in the future for even more fun.
Then, when you get into answering the questions, display their message on the screen or be sure to mention each person’s name. As we mentioned earlier, this is a great way to build a stronger bond with your students (and they’ll appreciate it).
As you’re giving shout-outs and recognizing your students for their contributions, though, don’t forget to give really great answers. Remember, consistent, high-quality content is the cornerstone of a great course. The more thought you put into your answers and the better they are, the more your audience will want to participate in future videos and the more they’ll want to tune in.
When finishing your video, you can also end with a call to action. You can say something like, “Tune in next Friday for more great questions and answers!” if you’re going to do another Q&A video, or you could say, “And don’t forget to keep sending questions and topic ideas, so I can pick your suggestion for a future video!”
This will keep your viewers engaging more with your videos, as you promise more viewer-centric material for the future.
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