Module 1 Communication

This Module aims to provide you with practical guidance on the different ways you can communicate with your mentees through various different TED-Ed sections.

Target Audience

The target audiences for the DCM Modules are Business Advisors, Mentors and Entrepreneurship Educators working across the Business Support network including; Enterprise Centres, incubators and VET and Higher Education Colleges as well as private sector accountants and consultants.

There are 5 sections to this module:

  1. Let’s Begin with a video on how you can create the best business mentor/mentee relationship possible through communication skills
  2. Think focuses on different types of questions to ask yourself
  3. Dig Deeper looks at a series of articles and videos covering topics e.g. Mentoring & Communicating in the Digital Age and Learn How to Listen
  4. Discuss covers a series of discussion questions
  5. Finally gives you some final guidance and activities

Course Features

  • Lectures 6
  • Duration 3 hours
  • Skill level All level
  • Language English
  • Assessments Self

Learning Outcomes

Take this module and you will

  • Learn from other Mentors how to master your communication skills
  • Gain a deeper understanding and perfect your mentoring communication skills
  • Learn how not to be a mentor
  • Be able to build trust as a mentor and make mentoring meaningful
  • Uncover your strengths and weakness as a mentor
  • Be motivated to start learning how to use TED-Ed as a mentoring tool

Why Choose TED-Ed* as a Module Creation Tool?

  • TED-Ed is an excellent, engaging platform that allows users to simply and quickly create and develop an online course, module or mentoring video for FREE
  • Easily add customized questions and discussions around the video or content
  • When time face to face with a business advisor is limited “bite-sized” learning is key. Videos can be short and to the point.
  • It is easy to use, interactive and encourages open discussion on the topics at hand.
  • With its fantastic animations, TED-Ed can take even sometimes-boring subjects and transform them into wildly engaging content.
  • Mentors can produce a growing video library of original material e.g. mentors to create their own interactive mentoring plans. Mentors can then distribute their content publicly or privately and track their impact on receivers.
  • It aims to spark and celebrate the ideas and knowledge-sharing around the world. It includes an incredible community of thinkers and doers.

*See Digital Changemakers Toolkit for more information on Ted Ed as a Creation Tool