Often to open and sometimes to close a PD workshop, I'll play a series of videos as people are settling or packing up. Some people chat with friends or introduce themselves to those around them or exchange goodbyes, others seem to lock into the video.
The videos, which usually have a musical rather than speech accompaniment, provide an option for engagement, a way of shifting the brain into a different space. They can act as either a springboard or as closure, depending on their placement.
Here are two new Vimeo videos in my kete. First the USAWaltz and secondly Partir (Leaving).