Teaching Tips From Tim Gunn, Mentor on ‘Project Runway’

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Tim Gunn, the “Project Runway” style guru, has seen more than his share of classrooms. He answers a few questions about mentoring in and out of them.

Danielle M. Villegas‘s insight:

I LOVE Tim Gunn. He’s one of the reasons I watch "Project Runway" in the first place. And oddly enough, even as a viewer, I think I’ve taken his words and advice to heart over the years myself. He provides very sage and practical advice that has definitely helped me not only as a student, but as an instructor and as a person as well. Part of what he likes–and he discusses it in this article a bit–is that he never discourages anyone to a point that the person loses faith or him or herself. Tim always tries to find what makes that person unique or special, and tries to help draw it out of that person so he or she can shine. More people needs to approach teaching and mentoring this way.


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About TechCommGeekMom

Danielle M. Villegas is a technical communicator who has recently started her own technical communications consultancy, Dair Communications. She has worked at the International Refugee Committee, MetLife, Novo Nordisk, BASF North America, Merck, and Deloitte, with a background in content strategy, web content management, social media, project management, e-learning, and client services. Danielle is best known in the technical communications world for her blog, TechCommGeekMom.com, which has continued to flourish since it was launched during her graduate studies at NJIT in 2012. She has presented webinars and seminars for Adobe, the Society for Technical Communication (STC), the IEEE ProComm, TCUK (ISTC) and at Drexel University’s eLearning Conference. She has written articles for the STC Intercom, STC Notebook, the Content Rules blog, and The Content Wrangler as well. You can learn more about Danielle on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/daniellemvillegas, on Twitter @techcommgeekmom, or through her blog.
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