Don’t underestimate the power of non-verbal communication. You don’t always have to ‘talk’ when you are presenting or organizing something: You can also use pictures, music, sport, drawing… Theatre, outdoor experiential education or video workshops can be very useful in stimulating communication in an international group for example.
Regarding national or international activities or projects, you can choose methods which involve all senses (smelling, touching, listening, seeing) and not only talking.
1. Give priority to interactive and creative methods e.g. collage, mime, games, music and so on.
2. Do a workshop on body language and encourage participants to use non-verbal communication.
3. Non-verbal communication takes more time, so allow for this during your programme.