Listen and Become a Great Teacher
As you know, I was a teacher and early in my career, I was so concerned with presenting the material that while I tried to maintain my creativity I focused more on the way I presented the material than I actually listened to the students in my classroom. It was not until I became a tutor did I really harness my listening skills to accommodate the needs of my students. The best teachers are those who listen first and then educate their students at their level.
The listening skills I learned as an educator and a tutor has helped me in uncountable ways throughout my life. I’ve learned to become a better teacher and can sell my services much better once I truly listened to what my potential customers were saying rather than what I thought they wanted from me. The best teachers are those that listen, truly understand and then offer their assistance as a peer. The next time you find yourself wanting to educate someone on a topic of interest, ask them