How to Teach Literally Anything to Anyone

I love to play cricket, follow it regularly and am pretty much aware of the all time greats, regardless of which country they had played for. There are many things which fascinate me about cricket, but one thing which bowls me over is that rarely will you see a former great who has gone on to become a great coach. I never understood why this happens till I got into my professional life. As an engineering professional, I was detailed under one of the best technicians on the field. Excited to learn, I reared to make a huge first impression, but the earth came falling down when I found out that the person who was supposed to teach me couldn’t relay even the simplest of processes to me.

It wasn’t that he had a fake reputation; it was just because as competent as he was, he just didn’t know how to teach.

That was the day when I realized that being the best and teaching to be the best were two entirely different things. What I also realized that I should develop a fool proof solution which should enable anybody to teach anything which he or she knows without difficulty. This article is the result of that effort.

Instructions

  • 1

    Make an Outline

    Before you set out to teach something, there should be a clear outline in your mind about how you will sequence the information. This will help you to breakdown the information accordingly.

  • 2

    Sort out the Filler Material

    Remember who your audience is. They are mostly people who don’t have an idea about the extent of your knowledge and it is never a good idea to let them know about that. Come to their level, and reveal only as much information as they can grasp, or require.

  • 3

    Be Passionate

    You should be fully involved in your presentation. It shouldn't be just a duty which you have to fulfil. Try to use various aids to help people learn and keep them entertained and stimulated by your energy and focus.

  • 4

    Let the Learners Lead

    If you just keep on lecturing people, it becomes boring after a while. The key is to involve the learners. Give them tasks and encourage them to come up with questions. You can then address individual questions in front of everybody.

  • 5

    Reinforce

    Always conclude and reinforce your information at the end, so that the audience can retain the information.

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