One of the things I have always wanted to do was teach. And I was fortunate to get the experience recently.
Why teaching? I guess a key aspect for me was the necessity to be a subject matter expert. No matter how much time one has spent working in this domain, when it comes to a field that is so dynamic such as Digital Marketing, I believe that no one can rest on their experience and claim to be an expert. One has to constantly relearn as things keep evolving at a rapid rate. When I started my career in digital marketing, users only had a single screen, social media was unheard of, and we were measuring ‘hits’! Thankfully, my work has helped me keep abreast of all the latest developments, but having to teach helped me focus on the learning aspect even more.
I have also been fortunate in having the freedom to design my own course content, within the given framework. The experience of having created and presented multiple presentations to different audiences helped here.
Of course, as with any new venture, there is continuous scope to learn and improve further. And this is something I intend to do.
If any readers have any tips on what they enjoyed most while teaching, or indeed while being taught, please do comment. Thanks!