In my interview with Randy the Tech Professor earlier this week, I was intrigued by his quote that “To Teach is to Learn Twice”. To me, it boils down to the fact that in order to be able to effectively teach something, you need to make sure you know it well enough to convey the concept to others. In the process, you’re re-enforcing the information in your own mind.
Beyond that, however, teaching is great business. By teaching, you become an authority on the given subject in the eyes of your students. Your students will see you as the person who has all the answers and in the future if they need help, they’ll know who to contact. Your students are all potential customers and you’ve already gained their trust through your teaching.
I’ve always been interested in including some form of teaching or training service in my consultancy. Up to this point, however, I haven’t quite figured out how to go about doing so. Thanks to my interview with Randy, I was inspired to spend some time brainstorming some ideas that I’d like to present here.