Even the most experienced teachers, coaches, and workshop leaders get caught up in the “how” of techniques, theories, information, and strategies. But creating the perfect teaching module won’t make you a great teacher.
Your work rests on WHO YOU ARE. Once you have that, the ‘how’ is easy.
As Brené Brown said in Daring Greatly, “What we know matters, but who we are matters more.”
Highly skilled presenters are boring when they hide themselves behind their techniques. (Even making jokes is boring when it’s just another “strategy.”)
YOU have to be IN your work. You have to be ALIVE with it.
If you’re not, your audience will know.
Great teaching, speaking, and coaching are about being someone people can connect with.