There is a discussion in our “Media Enhanced Learning” forum about how to handle mistakes we make as instructors. I love the honesty and openness this forum allows as some admitted that they wouldn’t own up to a mistake all the time. I believe that is a human and honest admission.
The answer is simple… it’s the image that the client wants. Without clear direction, we must resign ourselves to making mistakes and trying constantly to make sure we get the image they want. This means being open to them seeing you as not perfect, not able to read their minds and not having the same vision as they do.
But have faith! We all make common assumptions and that usually leads us to all make the same mistakes. Here is a great blog post on 8 common mistakes we all make and how to avoid them. How many do you make?