If I was to ask you to name your all time favorite teacher you would immediately be able to recall someone who stood out from the others. Why do you remember this teacher even though several decades may have passed? Imagine how you would feel if someone was talking about you 10, 20, 30, or 40 years after you made an impression.
My favorite teacher was an eccentric called Mr. Little who taught science. It is now 35 years since I sat in his class and I still recall his way of communicating with passion, playfulness, and flair. He was one of the first creative communicators I came across. Unfortunately, he has since passed away and I never thanked him for helping me become an engineer.
This article is to encourage you to strive to be different. To aim to be the creative communicator that people remember forever. The three short videos below are excerpts from a presentation I gave at an event sponsored by Texas Instruments and the Chinese Institute of Engineers. In the videos, I describe three very different communicators that I will remember forever.
After you have viewed the videos, I would appreciate it if you could look into your past and honor someone by describing the unique way they communicated.
The Engineer Who Presented in Klingon
A Weird Way To Say Thank You
Communicating With Ice Cream