Have you ever wondered how to position yourself as an expert? How do people become recognized in their fields as an expert? Sometimes it seems impossible! I reflected on this question while preparing to write a report on the topic, and addressed it in the introduction this way:
Although being considered an expert is something that can seem well beyond our reach, and indeed quite presumptuous, consider these quotes:
“What is an expert? Someone who is twenty miles from home.” (American Proverb)
“An expert is one who knows more and more about less and less.” (Nicholas M. Butler)
“We are all experts in our own little niches.” (Alex Trebek)
Combining those thoughts, I have gained confidence that indeed I may perhaps never be considered an expert by those who surround me on a daily basis. But I can become an expert in a defined area – my own little niche(s) – by focusing on a defined area and bringing clarity and organization to the massive amount of information which is at our fingertips and adding my own unique ideas and contributions.
In my continuing journey to position myself as an expert in my niche of helping people transform their years after age 50 into a time of joy, contribution and fulfillment, I have identified five major processes:
Identify a Focus Area
Gather and Review Resources and Perspectives
Develop Your Own Thoughts, Ideas, & Resources
Let Your Light Shine
Keep Talking to Other People
These can be repeated over and over as any of us develop, expand and diversify our businesses or develop areas of expertise in any part of our lives.
We are or can be experts in specific areas, whether related to a business, a hobby, a life skill, or any number of other arenas. I am thrilled to be included in a collection of reports on various ways YOU can Position Yourself as an Expert. Several experts speak from their own experiences and successes and share what they have learned with all of us. My specific report is “Five Steps on the Path to Becoming an Expert.”
Take this opportunity to learn a variety of ways to Position Yourself as an Expert! (Click on the link to be taken to the sales page to learn more!!