If what you’re doing isn’t worth sharing, then why are you doing it?

“This Is How I Do That.”


While it isn’t exactly “teaching,” per se, showing your work can go a long way toward helping others learn.

Pearl Fryar, one of South Carolina’s treasures, owns a gorgeous topiary garden he makes free to the public. He’s a popular speaker and frequently provides demonstrations of his work to community organizations. Taking up a pair of electric clippers, he goes to work on a plant, just talking through what he’s doing as he goes: “This is how I do that.” Likewise, there are thousands of YouTube videos on everything from “Here’s How I Built That Deck” to “How I Use PowerPoint to Create Custom Art” to “How I play ‘Stairway to Heaven’ on ...

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