Teach Smart Wednesday

What Would You Want From a Guest Lecturer?

Today, I was the guest lecturer for a Marketing class at the University of Tampa.  I was invited to come in and share my marketing wisdom.  I think it went well, I only saw one student sleeping…

I was asked to talk about my career path and case studies.  Real Life experiences the students  could relate to their text book findings. I did that.  But, I thought about what I would’ve wanted from a guest lecturer. So, I added my spin.

In addition to highlighting my professional journey, I added Tips For Their Journey. This section included suggestions on identifying their passions and strengths.  And suggestions that they align their career path with their passions. A bit lofty (or premature) for some college students, maybe.  But, worth taking that as an opportunity to plant seeds of Working Smart. And, Living Smarter.

Afterward, a few students thanked me.  Better yet, they started to ask me how to stay passionate and follow a passion that seems so out of reach at this point.  I dug it. I may have just made a slight impact.

And the homework….create their personal Board of Directors (reference previous post).

A big Thanks to my Life Coach, Sara T.


Combining his love of food and communications, Rod is a marketing guru with extensive experience in the healthcare, restaurant and luxury services industry. Rod’s special talent is cooking. He makes magic in the kitchen by relying on fresh foods and unique flavors. He is married to Beth, and together they have two little girls. Rod and Beth have the perfect Live Pretty partnership: he cooks fabulous dishes and she creates the beautiful ambiance that combines to make their events special and unforgettable.

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