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Friday, January 27, 2012

Expert, Always In Flow . . .



" I'll keep pushing myself. There's always some way to do it better . . . "

Becoming an expert takes time and deliberate practice.

The only thing standing between you as an amateur and you as an expert is DEDICATION.

" If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough "
~ Albert Einstein ~

An expert, also called cognoscente is someone widely recognized as a reliable source of technique or skill whose faculty for judging or deciding rightly, justly, or wisely is accorded authority and status by their peers or public in a specific well-distinguised domain.

An expert, more generally, is a person with extensive knowledge or ability based on research, experience, or occupation and in a particular area of study.

An expert can be, by virtue of credential, training, education, profession, publication or experience, believed to have special knowledge of a subject beyond that of the average person, sufficient that others may officially and legally rely upon the individual's opinion.



5 CHARACTERISTICS OF REAL EXPERT :

1. KNOWLEDGE : Clearly being an expert requires an immense working knowledge of your subject. Part of this is memorized information, and part of it is knowing where to find information you haven't memorized.

2. EXPERIENCE : In addition to knowledge, an expert needs to have significant experience working with that knowledge.

3. COMMUNICATION ABILITY.

4. CONNECTEDNESS : Expertise is, ultimately, social, expeet; experts are embedded in a web of other experts, who exchange new ideas and approaches to problem, and they are embedded in a wider social web that connects them to people who need their expertise.

5. CURIOSITY : Experts are curious about their fields and recognize the limitations of their own understanding of it. They are constantly seeking new answers, new approaches and new ways of extending their field.



HOW TO BECOME AN EXPERT?

You become an expert by focusing on these things :
1. PERPETUAL LEARNING : Invest yourself in a lifelong learning process.

2. NETWORKING : Build strong connections with other people in yor field. Learn to promote yorself to the people who need your skills - The only way you'll gain experience is by getting out and doing.

3. PRACTICE : Practice what you preach.

4. PRESENTATION SKILLS : Learn to use whatever technologies you need to present your expertise in the best possible way. Focus on your writing, drawing, public speaking and the way you dress.

5. SHARING : Share your knowledge widely.



HOW TO IDENTIFY AN EXPERT?

1. COMMITMENT : Experts are enthusiastic about their fields of expertise.

2. AUTHENTICITY : A real expert practices what he/she preaches.

3. OPENNESS : Expertise speaks for itself.

4. OPEN-MINDEDNESS : Experts are always looking for new approaches to the problems they're good at solving. They should also understand the mistakes that non-experts make, and why they're mistakes.

5. CLARITY : An expert should be able to explain to you exactly what they're doing and why.



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credits: www.lifehack.org, wikipedia

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