A Moment with the Rebbe: Rabbi Laibel Wolf spent many years lecturing at college campuses. The Rebbe advised him “When you speak, always make sure you speak one notch above their understanding.”
Melbourne’s Reb Laibel Wolf has spent many years at various college campuses, delivering classes and inspiring thousands in the ways of Torah.
While at the University of Wisconsin, he received detailed guidance from the Rebbe. The Rebbe advised him to invest in individuals, with a plan that they in turn reach out to others, thereby creating a ripple effect. The Rebbe also demanded from him that he include a practical call for a mitzva observance in his literature.
Reb Laibel recounts another important lesson: “I learned from the Rebbe not to dumb-down my lectures in order to reach the lowest common denominator among my audience.
“The Rebbe said to me, ‘When you speak, always make sure you speak one notch above their understanding.
“‘Secondly,’ the Rebbe continued, ‘make sure you provide as much information as possible, so your audience will understand that there is more that they have to learn.’”