FROM AMATEUR TO EXPERT

Do you need motivation to rise to the top of your game? Could you be the next leading expert in your field? Each day, professional speaker and author Douglas Kruger sends out a free motivational video on how you can go ‘from amateur to expert,’ based on his bestselling books, ‘Own Your Industry,’ and ‘What Makes Them Great?’.

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It's not just about technical proficiency. Top-level experts bring something more to the table. Here's what it is, along with a challenge. Douglas Kruger helps to create experts, growing businesses and brands through his professional speaking and published books. See him present his leadership and innovation keynotes, or book him to speak at your next conference, via www.douglaskruger.com. Category People & Blogs

Experts tend to stand out from the crowd. The most extreme among them are born contrarians. They see value in looking the other way, and they're not afraid to speak their minds. Could you position yourself as an expert by championing a contrarian viewpoint? Douglas Kruger is an award-winning professional speaker and the author fo several business books with Penguin. Two of his titles focus on how to position yourself as an expert. Watch his presentations, or book him as the keynote speaker for your next leadership convention, at www.douglaskruger.com.

It's April. We're four months into the year. Take this brutal audit about how much knowledge you're adding to your quest to become an expert. Douglas Kruger is an award-winning speaker, and a bestselling business author with Penguin. He writes and speaks on leadership, culture and innovation, and he is the author of insightful titles like, 'They're Your Rules, Break Them! 50 Ways to Smash Silos, Bust Bureaucracy and Create a High-Performance Culture. Meet Douglas, or book him as the keynote speaker for your next conference, at www.douglaskruger.com.

Sometimes, you can learn more by listening to a bad speech than a good one. Here's one thing pro speakers tend to do: framing the issue. Douglas Kruger, CSP, is a multiple award-winning professional speaker, and an inductee into the Speakers Hall of Fame. He is the author of several business books with Penguin, focusing on culture, leadership and innovation. See him live, or book him as the motivational speaker for your next conference, at www.douglaskruger.com.

What's the moral of the story? And how do you deliver it without sounding like you're moralising? Communication is a tricky art. Presenting can be even trickier. Here is a simple technique for ensuring that you get your message across in a way that helps the audience to relate. Douglas Kruger is a multiple award-winning professional speaker, who has been inducted into the 'Speakers Hall of Fame.' He is also the author of several bestselling business books, published by Penguin Books SA. See him in action, or book him to as the keynote speaker for your next event, via www.douglaskruger.com.

Congratulations! You're going to be delivering a high-level, thought-leadership presentation. Whether it's live before an audience, or via the media, do you know how to structure it? Here, professional speaker and business author Douglas Kruger shows you how. Douglas is a multiple award-winning speaker, who has been inducted into the 'Speakers Hall of Fame.' See him present, or book him as the keynote speaker for your next conference or event, at www.douglaskruger.com.

Experts must interact with the media. Start a media file to collect all the contact details of journalists you interact with. Douglas Kruger is a multiple award-winning professional speaker, and a bestselling business author, published by Penguin. See his topics, or book him as the keynote speaker for your next leadership conference, at www.douglaskruger.com. Douglas specialises in leadership, culture and innovation.

Jump onto Google and perform a search for yourself. Hit the images tab. What do you see? Douglas Kruger is a professional speaker and business author who helps businesses and brands to become industry leaders. See him speak, or book him as the keynote business speaker for your next conference, at www.douglaskruger.com.

Let's dabble in a little behavioural economics. If you want to become a thought-leader to a tribe of followers, it might be a good idea to require something of them. Douglas Kruger is a professional speaker and the author of bestselling books like 'Own Your Industry,' and 'What Makes Them Great?' Watch his presentations, or book him as the keynote speaker for your next leadership conference, at www.douglaskruger.com.

Industry accolades and awards are nice to receive. But they can change our thinking. Is there an 'expert' way to react to an accolade like an expert? Can you use it to become even better? Professional speaker Douglas Kruger is the author of several bestselling business books on leadership, innovation and wealth. See him in action, or book him as the keynote speaker for your next event, at www.douglaskruger.com.

Some of it sells like hot-cakes, some of it moves slowly. Keeping the slow-sellers may actually dilute your brand message. Do you have the courage to cull the ones nobody wants? Douglas Kruger, professional speaker and business author, helps businesses and brands to become industry leaders. He specialises in culture, leadership and innovation. See his presentations, or book him as the motivational speaker for your next conference, at www.douglaskruger.com.

Simple findings from neuroscience can have big impacts upon your strategic thinking. Here's a good one. Do this one thing and you can dramatically increase the quality and quantity of your creative and strategic thinking. Douglas Kruger is a professional speaker, business author and innovation coach. He is the bestselling author of books like, 'They're Your Rules, Break Them!' See him speak, or book him as the motivational speaker for your next leadership conference, at www.douglaskruger.com.

You've been flat-out, but you've been running on auto-pilot. Busy but unthinking. Is it time to step back and review? Time to take a strategic retreat? Professional speaker and business author Douglas Kruger points out the value of a little down-time as you build your expert career. See Douglas speaking on leadership and innovation concepts, or book him as the keynote speaker for your next conference, at www.douglaskruger.com.

Tinkering, rather than jumping in with both feet, can be powerful. And laziness, aimed in the right direction, can lead to smart shortcuts. Professional speaker Douglas Kruger, author of 'What Makes Them Great?' and 'Own Your Industry,' challenges you to go international as an expert, using this mental framework. Douglas is an award-winning speaker and best-selling business author. He speaks on innovation and expert positioning. Watch his videos, or book him for your next leadership conference, at www.douglaskruger.com.

Does posing beside an industry celebrity make you look more formidable, or does it make you look like their acolyte? Positioning is important for aspiring experts. Professional speaker and business author Douglas Kruger helps you to get it right, so that you can 'own' your industry. See Douglas present, or book him as the motivational speaker for your next conference, via www.douglaskruger.com.

'Style earns trust,' and small elements of charm hint at a playful and intelligent mind behind the scenes. Does your orange juice tell a great story? As an expert in branding and expert-positioning, professional speaker and business author Douglas Kruger helps you to 'own your industry.' See him live, or book him as the motivational speaker for your next event, via www.douglaskruger.com.

How do you feel about self-promotion? What if it were a necessary business imperative? Experts building a brand must be able to promote themselves, but it need not be shameless. Douglas Kruger is the author of several business books published by Penguin, two of which focus on becoming the top name expert in your industry. Book him as the motivational speaker for your next conference via www.douglaskruger.com.

Speakers and presenters should continually seek out opportunities for improvement. If you want to become a 'hall of fame' speaker, here is professional speaker and CSP Douglas Kruger's list of 10 areas of study that you can pursue over a lifetime to become a master-level speaker. See Douglas presenting motivational speeches for live audiences, or book him to speak at your next conference, via www.douglaskruger.com.

In the excellent book 'Build Your Story Brand,' Donald Miller encourages us to be the guide, not the hero. It's excellent advice for aspiring experts. Douglas Kruger shares daily motivational tips on how to go 'from amateur to expert' in your industry. Sign up to receive his newsletter, or view past videos, at www.douglaskruger.com. Book Douglas as the motivational speaker for your next event.

Off-days happen. How you handle them shows your level of professionalism. Douglas Kruger is a business author and professional keynote speaker. See him in action, or book him as the motivational speaker for your next event, at www.douglaskruger.com.