In the previous post I recommended that you should find your own stories or develop a unique take on the news. Basically implying that repeating was bad. Here’s the funny thing … repeating yourself can be good …
Now don’t get me wrong, I do not for a minute suggest that you simply drone on each and every day about the same old tired topic. Repeating themes or revisiting advice though can be very effective.
You will have picked up themes here I am sure:
- Use standout content to attract an audience
- Content alone does not work
- Focus on people
- Long term trust is more valuable than short term profit
- You get what you give
Repetition is a powerful teaching tactic. If you want to spread your ideas then you have to repeat yourself occasionally while targeting different reading and processing styles.
The key is to present the information in a new way, come from a different angle, use different styles, for you to explain a different aspect of a lesson and to bring the story alive in new ways.
Providing your audience doesn’t get bored (and if they do then you need to try harder), repeating yourself can be a good thing.