Take a moment and ask yourself how you stay connected to your industry? Are you a member of a professional organization? Do you attend networking events? Are you abreast of current shows, companies, teachers, master classes, agencies, and events? Do you still take classes? Do you travel to other places to expose yourself to current happenings?
You have a responsibility to know as much as you possibly can about as many industry-related topics as possible. Parents and students will come to you as a resource and will have the expectation that you are knowledgeable. Know your community, know your industry—know everything you can.