Are you ready to do a deep dive? I hope you don’t think I’m talking about swimming, but the term was attributed to scuba diving. Over time, the term, “deep dive”, has expanded to take on another meaning.
It’s one word that the Merriam-Webster Dictionary has been watching for a while. According to the dictionary, the word also refers to “a thorough examination of a subject or a topic.”
I’m sure that there’s something that you could teach extremely well to someone. I’m not the best writer, but I could teach you how to write significantly better than the average person. You’re probably not the best (add your profession here), but I bet you could teach me how to (add the job here) better than the layperson.
Think Like Your Audience
The first step to deep dive in any subject is to think like your audience. If you would teach about a certain subject, consider the most frequently asked questions that your reader would have about the subject. Start by answering those questions and create content that ask questions towards the end to encourage feedback.
The second step to deep dive in any subject is to be interesting about your subject. There’s nothing worse than teaching something that doesn’t communicate your interest, passion, and/or enthusiasm to your audience. Teachers who teach with enthusiasm are often more successful in keeping their students engaged in their class.
Please consider your level of interest in a subject before you teach it. If you can’t communicate your passion to your audience, many students will lack interest to learn more.
Tell a Story
The third step to deep dive in any subject is to tell a story. Many timeless lessons result from a story. Everyone has a story. Maybe your story isn’t applicable to the subject you’re teaching to your audience. It doesn’t mean you don’t have a story. It’s just not your personal story.
That’s okay! History has been a source of inspiration for centuries and it’ll continue to be in the future. Books and movies are common sources of inspiration that result from stories. Think about the story you want to tell your audience to stimulate interest in your subject.
Revisit & Revise
The final step to deep dive in any subject is to revisit and revise your teachings. Once you have answered those frequently asked questions and received student feedback, you can revisit the subject to learn which sections are adequate and what sections are necessary to satisfy your students’ concerns.
Then, you can expand the existing sections and / or develop new ones to satisfy your students’ learning needs.
The Final Word
Whether you’re writing a book or creating a course, doing a deep dive will work to your advantage. If you write your best book or create your best course, you’ll give a great first impression regarding the quality of your work. As a result, you’ll gradually build a tribe of raving students who will be looking forward to buying your next product or service.