How To Be A Recognized Expert In Your Field
Are you a Novice or Recognized Expert?
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Why You Should Be A Recognized Expert
Unless you are a beginner working for someone else and plan to retire in the next few years you probably don’t want to read this but, if fame, fortune and a bright future are on your to-do list then grab a pen and notepad, you’ll need to see this.
So, you want to earn more money?
Maybe you want to get invited to select cocktail parties, exclusive celebrity events and even executive briefings and functions?
Or do you just need to share your knowledge and help more people?
Do any of those opportunities fascinate you? If so, then you are on the right track. Being an expert in your area can open a lot of doors for you, but when you are a recognized expert you get the keys to open almost any door you need, I know. When it comes to being an expert, I’m not only an expert, but I’m a recognized one – both nationally and internationally. If you want to get paid the hefty bucks and secure celebrity status, then you’ll need to be one too. Don’t worry, I’ll show you how to become a recognized expert in this hub.
After One National Network Named Me "National Family Finance Expert"Others Caught On. Here's a snippet from my appearance on CBS
What is a Recognized Expert?
Unlike their distant cousins, Novice and Specialist, recognized experts own a specific skill set or knowledge base. As a newbie to a business or profession the Novice usually has no fame to claim and is at the bottom of the employment food chain. Although, his work is deserving, the Specialist’s popularity is extremely limited to the discipline or specialty of his profession. A recognized expert’s experimental style, years of experience, advanced, and extensive knowledge in their area knows no bounds.
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What are the benefits of becoming a Recognized Expert?
There are many benefits including but not limited to the following list below;
• Are Influential
• Beat Their Competitions
• Earn More Revenue
• Do Less Cold Calling than Their Competitors
• Get Paid Speaking Engagements
• Are Considered Trusted Sources
• Appear on Television, Radio and In Print
• Get More Referrals
• Can Charge More for their Products and Services than Their Competitors
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My first appearance on radio legend's Jim Bohannon's show was in 2010. His show reached more than 4 million listeners weekly and consistently was ranked as one of the top Talk radio show by Talkers Magazine, the authority in talk radio.
Recognition: Hub Author Receiving the Influential Women Business Award by the Chicago Daily Herald Business Ledger
The Large Field of Experts
Because of all the benefits mentioned above there are a vast range of people that claim to be experts. Face it, anyone can call themselves whatever they want, and they often do. In the real world where cold hard cash and freedom live it’s not what one calls himself that matters, it’s all about what people with clout say about the expert. When Fox News called me “National Family Finance Expert,” I was blown away with the excitement. The media saw me in a way that I didn’t see myself yet. I had been doing a lot of talking about families and personal finance around the country, so naturally the name fitted me like a comfortably worn T.
Be a Stand Out
If you need to move out from the crowded field of experts, you have to be a stand out in your field. Although I had appeared on the leading Talk Talkers radio shows and stations across the country, other experts also appeared on those shows. If I wanted to stand out, I had to innovate and get creative so instead of talking about all the things they talked out I pushed my talking points beyond the possibility of theirs. While they were talking about saving money on groceries, I used my MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth business school and answered questions on the economy. When I appeared on an hour long segment of the popular and highly rated Jim Bohannon, appear alongside economist Dr. Peter Morici I knew I was on the right track. Learn more about being a stand out by reading, “Stand Out” by Marcus Buckingham as I did.
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A Few Other “Must Haves” to Become a Recognized Expert
Above only lists a few things that I did to become a recognized expert; there are more. The number one thing you must have is expert knowledge. You must know your stuff like the back of your hand. Another thing is to gain a few awards from organizations and outlets that matter. I’ve won quite a few over the years. The most recent one was being named one of the Most Influential Business Women in Chicago by the Daily Herald Business Ledger.
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