Your Coaching Is Only as Good as Your Presentation
There are many elements that make a great teacher, coach, or trainer. A mastery of the fundamentals, an emphasis on continuing education, and the practical application of putting the pieces together are all musts. A great coach has a thorough understanding of strategy, science, and history.
But knowledge is meaningless without the ability to translate it to others.
When it comes to top-level coaching, one quality stands above all others: the ability to effectively communicate. It is a critical, defining characteristic. Playing high-level sports doesn’t make you a high-level coach, and a mastery of the nuts and bolts of training methodology doesn’t mean you’ve mastered the ability to convey that knowledge. Any good teacher has a grasp of their subject matter, but a great teacher motivates and inspires through effectively presenting that material.