In-person watch parties have been the best way to build community using SaveYour.Town videos. In the era of social distancing, that’s just not practical. What you can still do is hold a virtual watch party.
WHAT IS A VIRTUAL WATCH PARTY?
A Virtual Watch Party is when you invite others in your community to watch one of our videos and discuss it using video conferencing or even a phone call. You’ll be learning together, even though you’re physically apart.
WHY HOST A VIRTUAL WATCH PARTY?
Community happens when people talk to each other. That doesn’t change even as we are keeping our distance from each other.
It’s all part of the Idea Friendly method. You make your community more Idea Friendly when you start to Gather Your Crowd, Build Connections and Take Small Steps. Holding a virtual watch party helps you do all that: you Gather Your Crowd when you invite people to join in watching the video. You Build Connections as people discuss what they’ve learned through chat or video conference. You Take Small Steps when you start taking action right away.
Even if you and one friend watch the video and discuss it, that’s a Virtual Watch Party. You’re changing the future of your town.