TribeologyBlog.com – Episode 670 – The Friday of Summer

Quote: “Let the world know why you’re here and do it with passion”

Monday: Subject Matter Expert

Share your expertise! After all, what’s the point of being an expert if you don’t tell others how you did it?

You might be wondering why you’d work so hard to get to the level of an expert… then just share it all an be at a competitive advantage.

Well… is that it? Is this as good as you get?  If you are done learning, technically you’re done being a Subject Matter Expert.

Part of being a Subject Matter Expert is your willingness to continue to learn and explore because you have passion about a chosen area.

Therefore, helping others by sharing your knowledge does not weaken you, it strengthens your following AND you will increase your knowledge with the feedback from the ideas that your students share on their learning journey.

You will learn from those who follow you.  That’s part of the treat.

How do I know this?

I brought a woman out on our dock last week, I was giving her a tour of our marina.  She mentioned that, “It’s the Friday of Summer”– I asked, “what?”

She went on to say, there was an anticipation in the air at the marina.  It was like a Friday night of a weekend… but bigger… it was the Friday of Summer.

Her description was pretty cool.  I’m an expert in our marina and how it works, ways to enjoy our lake, and the marketing and messaging… but you know what… I learned from her.  Then I shared it in our weekly email newsletter.

Being a Subject Matter Expert requires you to share your knowledge. Don’t ever be afraid to do it, you will learn something from each interaction you create.  When you’re willing to share you will learn.

#doinginfinity

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Saturday – Try This!
Sunday – Week in Review

TribeologyBlog.com – Episode 658 – How Being Relatable Boosts Credibility

Quote: “I learned the value of hard work by working hard.” -Margaret Mead

Monday: Subject Matter Expert

 

What is credibility? We need to be very concerned with it to build trust with our followers, but what is it?

Credibility is anything that lends proof to your abilities.

The most common type of “proof” is an award.  Whether you’re top sales person or your industry “…of the year” – when an award comes from a third party source it’s like having an independent source say, “this person is amazing”.  That’s why awards are great.

But what if you don’t have any awards… then what?

Well, you can use your creativity to still find social proof.

What’s McDonald’s slogan… 1 Billion served?  haha… I think right on their sign it says, “billions and billions served” — well if a billion people have eaten there, it must be good, right?  So how many people have YOU served?  This is one great way to gain credibility.

You can list your education certificates and degrees, but you can also list the conferences and seminars you’ve attended.  If you speak at the conference, that’s HUGE credibility.  that means an organization thinks your knowledge is superior that they want you to teach their attendees!

Finally… another great way to say “BOOM” and capture your piece of credibility is to say what your sales are.  I recently started to learn from a new mentor… she’s sold a whole bunch online, she just said 40 million (in the course of her history) – but it’s amazing because she’s just as excited to make $600.  I was blown away at the 40 million, but honestly, the enthusiasm at $600 is real.  I can set a goal at 40 million, but I can relate to $600.

It’s a great lesson to learn and understand… when you are relatable you automatically gain credibility.

Go Be Relatable.

#doinginfinity

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Saturday – Try This!
Sunday – Week in Review

TribeologyBlog.com – Episode 646 – Build Loyalty With Leadership

Quote: “I’ve searched all the parks in all the cities and found no statues of committees.” — G.K. Chesterton

Monday: Subject Matter Expert

 

I love today’s inspiration… I mean, seriously!  How many places have you gone to when you’ve seen a statue dedicated to the entire board? hahaha

It doesn’t happen.

The reason it doesn’t happen is because a committee of one gets things done… yeah, that’s a cheesy quote, too.  But it’s true.

When you are “moving forward” (notice the air quotes) because often you feel bogged down by all the opinions around you, so when you’re “moving forward” remember you are the one that is in charge of your business!

You have to make the ultimate decision as to the direction you take your business and that means you must lead.

This is why the concept of framing your decisions as a “Subject Matter Expert” become critical.

If you are able to step back and make your decisions from this framework you will develop a loyal following and that’s what we’re here for!

Tribe building via content, trust, and expertise.

 

#doinginfinity

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Thursday – Infinity Customers
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Saturday – Try This!
Sunday – Week in Review

TribeologyBlog.com – Episode 640 – Eliminate Your Customer’s Pain

Quote:  “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” John C. Maxwell

Monday: Subject Matter Expert

 

Every business owner is a leader.  Even if you don’t think of yourself as a leader… you are!

It’s hard to believe but when you place an ad and customers call you, you’ve already started the process toward leader and follower.

When you start to look at the relationship, especially your role as a leader, you will find it much easier to think of yourself as a Subject Matter Expert.

The purpose of being a Subject Matter Expert is to build trust among your customers and help them transition to being a part of your tribe.  This comes from sharing your knowledge, whether in a blog, vlog, or podcast.

Information becomes a gift!  A little surprise in their day.  Think about the times you’ve searched for anything online.  Like this morning.  I woke up and had pain in my leg.  I was able to search and find a “Subject Matter Expert” that taught stretching exercises… and guess what… relieved my pain.

What is it you can do for your tribe?  How can you ease their pain?  I’m getting right down to the base of the issue… but you are eliminating pain.  Even if you are a dance studio and it’s a happy interaction!  Ultimately, the parent wants their “pain” of not knowing the best activity for their child to be solved!

You can solve this.

But only if you’re willing to lead…

 

#doinginfinity

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Wednesday – Midweek Motivation
Thursday – Infinity Customers
Friday – Big Money
Saturday – Try This!
Sunday – Week in Review

TribeogyBlog.com – Episode 634 – When a 5 Star Hotel Rates a Three!

Quote: “No amount of money can buy someone credibility” – DMclaughlin

Monday: Subject Matter Expert

 

Becoming a Subject Matter Expert takes time and money.  BUT, money won’t buy your credibility.

Think about that.

It’s like taking photos of a hotel room at a 5 star hotel, putting them on your 3 star hotel’s website and rationalizing that, well, it LOOKS like we’re a 5 star hotel.

Great idea, until…

The guest that reserved your room shows up and BOOM they’re mad you lied.  Your hotel loses all credibility.

You tried to buy credibility with “nice” photos — it’s just too bad they were not YOUR photos.

If you had just been true to yourself and sold your best attributes you would have earned credibility.

It’s really that simple.

Time and information earns credibility — but if you short cut it by trying to buy your way it will backfire.

If in doubt, think of the hotel example!

Now that you know this little rule, what do you plan to do about it?  Will you take this information and create a post on Facebook or upload a video on Instagram?

Now’s your chance… get out there, put your time in, and share your brilliance. 🙂

 

 

#doinginfinity

Tomorrow… come back for my episode “Content & Consistency”!

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Wednesday – Midweek Motivation
Thursday – Infinity Customers
Friday – Big Money
Saturday – Try This!
Sunday – Week in Review

TribeologyBlog.com – Episode 628 – Why Become a Subject Matter Expert?

Quote: “Never become so much of an expert that you stop gaining expertise.” – DWaitley

Monday: Subject Matter Expert

 

Why do you need to position yourself as a Subject Matter Expert?  Because it builds credibility.  It’s as simple as that!

Now I get it that it’s “uncomfortable” to brag about yourself, but it’s not really bragging… you’re leading.  Leaders need to sell themselves.  Think of a politician, they need to give many speeches that share their platform, they hand out a flier that shows their accolades, they develop a website that also lists accomplishments. WHY? so they earn trust that they will perform the job they are seeking.

You are doing the same thing!

Whether it’s a real world business or your online presence in a store or website, there needs to be a section devoted to YOU – thus, the “about me” page.

This is where you have an opportunity to “sell” yourself.  The reason you do this is because people want to buy from people!  They do not want to buy from businesses… that’s where the small business has HUGE opportunities!

You are given the advantage of being approachable.  Therefore… USE IT!

It might seem awkward at first, but think of it in “real world” terms… when you introduce yourself or you talk with a customer, do you ever mention things about yourself that lend to your expertise?  Such as, how many years you’ve been in business or hang a diploma/certification on the wall?  These things give social proof as to WHY someone should trust you…

I’m going to give you another reason… when you position yourself as a subject matter expert you “own it” – if you choose to sell your business, do you think “that’s it”?  Let’s say you’ve owned a dance studio for 25 years… you build a mailing list, you’ve got a reputation for excellent dance productions… but you’re done.  Business sold.

Now what?

Well… you still have all the knowledge of creating dance recitals, ordering costumes, motivating teams for competition, coordinating team travel… but without positioning yourself as an expert over the 25 years, you start from ZERO after you sell the business.

NOW… if you have a blog DURING the 25 years under your own name and then you go to sell the business… you still have 25 years worth of blogging, stories, and PROOF of your expertise…  This is VALUABLE!!! You can consult, create a book, or online seminars.  You continue with your personal brand.

Separate yourself from your business and create your subject matter expert status! This is SUPER important!

 

#doinginfinity

Tomorrow… come back for my episode “Content & Consistency”!

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Wednesday – Midweek Motivation
Thursday – Infinity Customers
Friday – Big Money
Saturday – Try This!
Sunday – Week in Review

TribeologyBlog.com – E622 – An Easy Way To Share Your Subject Matter Expert Status…

Quote: “Leadership is not about your title, it’s about your behavior”

Monday: Subject Matter Expert

I’m taking time this week to do a repeat of some of my favorite posts – here’s one from back at Episode 477 where I discussed another way to overcome your hesitation in creating your Subject Matter Expert Status.

Here we go…


Original Post 10/8/18

Having trouble with positioning yourself as a Subject Matter Expert?  Sometimes its because it feels strange to “brag”.  I assure you this is not bragging.

This is about building trust.

You need to build trust online and this is the most effective way to do this.  Here’s why… when you meet someone in person you have the advantage of picking up on non-verbal ques.  You can see the way they smile, the way they use eye contact, and even how they shake your hand.  But online you’ve got nothing!

Well… you have something… you have the ability to position yourself as a Subject Matter Expert!

When you’re having trouble trying to focus on “what” to list that would be helpful to strangers in the “building trust” category… just think of how you’d like someone to introduce you.

Imagine you’re taking the stage and the emcee is going to give your 30 second pitch!

What honor, titles, awards, and credentials do you want the audience to know about?

Your answer is exactly what you need to focus on.

So now… go, build up your profile and create a one paragraph “pitch” that you can add to your “about me” page.  This is really how easy the Subject Matter Expert positioning can be.

Tomorrow… come back for my episode “Content & Consistency”!

PS:  Like my vibe? I want you to join my tribe!
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Monday – Character (Subject Matter Expert)
Tuesday – Content & Consistency
Wednesday – Midweek Motivation
Thursday – Infinity Customers
Friday – Big Money
Saturday – Try This!
Sunday – Week in Review