I’ve heard from several different input vectors a recurring theme: someone is so happy they learned something from me, they were able to easily share it with others.
I appreciate that, but I need to point out that the opposite might be more truthful: you shared it with others, and that deepened the learning.
Here’s how that can work for you.
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Hope this helps!
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David – your video really hit home with me. It reminded me that when I was a student in College I struggled with Freshman Calculus. As an engineering student I really needed to know Calculus because a lot of other courses built on that. I also needs to earn some money to pay bills so I became a tutor for $5 an hour. The experience taught me so much more than the money it put n my pocket. I honestly learned by teaching and my physics classes ended up being easy for me. You are so right on about the value of teaching others. Sort of reinforces the saying: give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him to fish and he will eat for a lifetime. Cheers. John
I was a substitute teacher for 16 years while my kids were in primary and secondary school. I got to work while they were not at home and I got to know their teachers and their friends in a way I couldn’t ever have otherwise. But I also learned things I tried before that made no sense to me the first time around. I took basic Algebra 3 times before passing it; But when I had to explain it to someone else, the light came on and the heavens opened up. I realized that Algebra was the search for the unknown. Sounds pretty simple, but no one ever said that to me before. Once I understood that, the baby steps became bigger and bigger.
On another note, my husband and I are Archery coaches. From April to September, every weekend, we have our 4-H club archers practice in our back yard (yeah, it’s a big backyard). Every year, at least one kid will have an issue that is either rare or that we haven’t dealt with before. In dealing with it, we grow as well.
Giving back to the community whoever or wherever your community is, is for me, almost a selfish act, because of what I receive. We have done 4-H for almost 20 years. I have 4-H grandchildren now. These relationships are so precious to us. Aside from what I have learned, I have gained so much more. If your readers don’t volunteer, I would encourage them with all my heart to do so. The learning is just the beginning.
I’ve been teaching martial arts for almost 25 years. Teaching others has made me worlds better than I would be had I not been an instructor. Thanks for the video David.
It is true! I too experienced the joy of learning so much when teaching others. It cements the knowledge or skill so much better when you pass on what you have learned. Plus it’s fun!
Thanks David, great advice! I have taught theatre games and improv in elementary schools and it has helped me have more fun when auditioning and performing.
Great Points made, David. I am also, along withbeing a full time VO, a seascape/commissioned portrait artist (tobisartstudio.com) and agreed to teach this to adults at the local Community Center and true enough a found myself getting better and better as a result. I would love to become informed enough in VO to teach this also — but I’m not there yet. But you’ve definitely nailed it in this video. Nice job!