Saturday, June 19, 2010
Deliver the Lecture how much required.
Whenever I give some presentation or debate, before I start speaking, I tell myself this story:
A renowned Management Guru entered a large lecture hall to deliver a lecture on Motivation to the employees of a large industrial organization.
To his horror he found that the large hall was empty except for a young man seated in the front row.
The Management Guru asked the solitary audience who he was.
“I am a Cook in the Industrial Canteen,” said the young man.
The Management Guru, pondering whether to speak or not, asked the Cook, “You are the only one here. Do you think I should speak or not? Tell me frankly, should I deliver my lecture?”
The Cook said to the Management Guru: “Respected Sir, I am a simple man and do not understand these things. But, if I came into the Dining Hall and saw only one man sitting there, I would certainly give him food.”
The Management Guru took the Cook’s insightful answer to heart and with full gusto began to deliver his lecture.
He spoke passionately for over two hours delving in great detail on each and every aspect of the theory and practice of Motivation.
Immensely proud after his virtuoso performance, the Management Guru felt highly elated, on top of the world, and wanted his audience to confirm how fantastically illuminating and effective his lecture had been.
So the Management Guru asked the Cook, “How did you like my lecture?”
The Cook answered, “Respected Sir, I told you already that I am a simple man and do not understand these things very well. However, if I came into the dining hall and found only one man sitting there I would feed him, but I wouldn’t give him all the food I had prepared in the kitchen.”
Moral: The story makes it clear that the lecturers should try to deliver their elite lectures as per the capacity of the so called brain fitted at the head office of very individual’s body. It says that u should deliver how much required but not more. Teach for the sake of making a learning environment for the students but not just for the sake of teaching…..