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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Banging your own drum is a business imperative for aspiring experts. Yet it doesn't always sit right with our sensibilities. Here's a way of expressing your value without feeling awkward about it: Use 'Before and After.' Douglas Kruger is a professional speaker on the business and leadership circuit. He is the author of several books published by Penguin, including 'Own Your Industry.' See him in action, or book him as the motivational speaker for your next conference, at www.douglaskruger.com.

'Our business is dying! Quick, rush out and find the humblest possible consultant!' Author Alan Weiss uses this humorous anecdote to point out how we often miss the mark in the balancing act between humility and assertiveness. Do your clients really want an overly-humble guide? Probably not. Douglas Kruger explores this dynamic. Douglas is a professional keynote speaker and business author. He has been inducted into the Speakers Hall of Fame, and he is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP). Sign up for his motivational newsletter, or book him to speak at your next conference, at www.douglaskruger.com.

Social media is a fun way to haemorrhage time. But is it actually driving revenue for you? We tend to get so caught up in chasing 'likes' that we lose sight of the most basic question as it pertains to business: is it really worth it? Douglas Kruger, professional speaker and business author, unpacks this question as part of your bid to become a leading industry expert. Douglas also speaks on issues related to leadership, culture and innovation. See him in action, or book him as the motivational speaker for your next conference, at www.douglaskruger.com.

Marvel's Avengers movies are breaking box-office records. And there's something Tony Stark can teach us about how experts tick. Douglas Kruger is a professional speaker who presents on leadership, culture and innovation. See him in action, or book him to guide your exco team through their next strategy session, via www.douglaskruger.com.

It feels so personal when it happens. It feels so final. And yet every expert occasionally experiences a 'stalled' career. Often they come back stronger than every before. Here is one useful way to look at the problem, along with a little hope. Douglas Kruger is a professional speaker, business author, and inductee into the 'Speakers Hall of Fame.' He is a Certified Speaking Professional and a member of the Global Speakers Federation. See him live, or book him as the keynote speaker for your next leadership convention, at www.douglaskruger.com.

Experts should be constant producers. And if you're being smart about it, you can get more mileage from everything you produce: books, articles, movies and more. Douglas Kruger, professional speaker and business author, shows you how to position your business and brand at the top of the market. Watch Douglas Kruger presenting live at www.douglaskruger.com. Book him as the motivational speaker for your next event.

Small things give it away. Are you including unnecessary local signifiers in your marketing? They could limit you to 'the local option,' for no particular good reason. Douglas Kruger is a professional speaker and business author who helps businesses and brands to 'own' their industry. He is the author of six business books with Penguin, a 'Hall of Fame' speaker, and a Certified Speaking Professional. See him in action, or book him as the motivational speaker for your next event, by visiting www.douglaskruger.com.

Much of what experts do these days is done online. That implies a visual presence. What if you raised the level of professionalism around your visual presence with simple animations? They're easy enough to procure. Douglas Kruger is a multiple award-winning professional speaker and a bestselling business author, published by Penguin. See him presenting live, or book him as the keynote speaker for your next leadership convention, at www.douglaskruger.com.

The higher our level of knowledge, the smaller the intellectual circles in which we tend to move. Can you buck the trend? As a top-level expert, are you nevertheless able to teach broadly? Douglas Kruger is the author of several bestselling business books, including 'What Makes Them Great? 50 Ways to Become the Industry Leader.' See him live, or book him to speak on leadership or innovation, at www.douglaskruger.com.

Writing non-fiction? How do you ensure that evoke a vast imaginary landscape, even if your book is intended to instruct a corporate audience? Here, bestselling author and award-winning professional speaker Douglas Kruger shares a powerful insight on how to select your materials and principles. Douglas Kruger is a leading speaker on the business and leadership circuit, focusing on topics like expert-positioning and innovation. See him in action, or book him as the keynote speaker for your next conference, at www.douglaskruger.com.

Following the formula? What if you didn't? What if you chose originality instead? You could become iconic. Douglas Kruger is a top professional speaker and bestselling business author. See him live, or book him as the keynote speaker for your next leadership event, at www.douglaskruger.com. Sign up for his weekly newsletter while you're there.

It's a simple little test. But no one ever passes it. How are your customer service levels as a highly specialised expert? Douglas Kruger is a professional speaker and business author, who helps businesses and brands to 'own' their industry. Book him as the motivational speaker for your next retreat or event, at www.douglaskruger.com.

As an aspiring expert, your mind is your greatest asset. What if your mind is trying to operate through a fog? Here is one simple, powerful tip for improving your sleep. Douglas Kruger speaks on leadership, innovation and culture. He is the author of several bestselling business books, including 'Own Your Industry,' and 'They're Your Rules, Break Them!' Watch Douglas presenting live, or book him as the keynote speaker for your next event, via www.douglaskruger.com.

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.