Thursday, March 20, 2008

Learn by teaching

Today, I had the opportunity to spend about four hours with a marketing class from the Kokomo campus of Ivy Tech Community College. We covered a lot of ground, including branding, creativity, advertising, PR, and new media. It was time very well spent, and it reminded me of something that's simple, but easy to forget: one of the best ways to learn is by teaching. You invariably get asked some great questions, and you have a chance to see your topic from a fresh perspective. And if you're looking to practice your presentation skills, there's no better substitute than standing in front of a group and making a presentation.

So if you have the chance to teach, say yes whenever possible. It's a great way to learn something new.

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