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 for everyone. It takes courage, commitment, and a certain ability to 'think against the grain.' But becoming a contrarian is one path to positioning yourself as an outstanding thought-leader. Here, Douglas Kruger explores one way to approach this dynamic. Douglas Kruger is a professional keynote speaker and business author with Penguin Random House SA. See him live, or sign up for his motivational newsletter, From Amateur to Expert, at www.douglaskruger.com. Douglas is available to present as the motivational speaker at your next leadership or sales conference.

When we get busy, we tend to go into 'cope' mode. Then something surprising happens: A block of time opens up, and find ourselves with room to manoeuvre. If you plan for it in advance, a block of time could be used for an important project, which might have a big impact on your career. Douglas Kruger is a professional speaker and business author. His latest book, published by Penguin Random House SA, is titled 'Poverty Proof - 50 Ways to Train your Brain for Wealth.' See him live, or book him as the motivational speaker for your next conference, at www.douglaskruger.com.

Meeting with a client is not just an opportunity to sell. It's an opportunity to listen and hear, and if you do it correctly, it will help you to change the emphasis in your marketing materials. Clients often tell you which notes to hit, provided you're paying attention. Douglas Kruger is a professional speaker, business author with Penguin, and a 5x winner of his national championships for Public Speaking through Toastmasters International. See his presentations, sign up for his newsletter, or book him as the keynote speaker for your next conference, at www.douglaskruger.com.

Certain forms of feedback hint at the fact that you are becoming an expert. Has it happened to you? And what kind of expert do you want to be, now that you have the proficiency? Douglas Kruger is a professional speaker who has been inducted into the Speakers Hall of Fame by the Professional Speakers Association of Southern Africa. He is a Certified Speaking Professional, and a 5x winner of his nation's Toastmasters Public Speaking contest. He is also the author of seven business books, published by Penguin Random House SA. Watch his live presentations, or book him as the motivational speaker for your next event, at www.douglaskruger.com.

The trouble with sustained excellence is that eventually it becomes second nature. Then we begin just 'calling it in.' How can you ensure that you remain relentlessly focused on improvement? Try this behavioural prompt. Douglas Kruger is a professional keynote speaker and the author of several business books. He is a 5x winner of the SA Championships for Public Speaking and a Certified Speaking Professional. He has also been inducted into the Speakers Hall of Fame. See him in action, or book him to present at your next leadership or strategy session, at www.douglaskruger.com.

Experts are constant producers. The best of them engage in 'almost indecent displays of industry,' and out-produce their rivals. But what happens when terminal hesitation sets in? Professional speaker and business author Douglas Kruger, an inductee into the Speakers Hall of Fame and author of seven business books published by Penguin, shows you how to redirect your procrastination to become a high-producing expert. See Douglas present, or book him as the motivational speaker for your next event, at www.douglaskruger.com.

After 220 episodes, it's time to revisit the essential formula for becoming an expert. Douglas Kruger is a professional speaker and business author. He presents on leadership, innovation, and the expert phenomenon. See him live, or book him as a speaker for your conference, at www.douglaskruger.com.

If you take your craft seriously - if you view yourself as an expert - then the chances are you have at least something of a purist streak. Could that be a problem? Douglas Kruger, Hall of Fame speaker and business author, unpacks this dynamic for aspiring industry experts. See Douglas live, read his motivational articles, or book him as the keynote speaker for your next strategy session or breakaway conference, at www.douglaskruger.com.

At its lowest level, a brand is merely a grudge purchase. What's the highest level? Douglas Kruger is a professional speaker and business author. He has published titles like 'They're Your Rules, Break Them!', and 'What Makes Them Great?' with Penguin Random House SA. See him in action, or sign up for his motivational newsletter, at www.douglaskruger.com. Douglas is also available as the keynote speaker for your next event.

A simple lesson about expert positioning from a neighbourhood security company. Douglas Kruger is a professional speaker and business author who helps businesses and brands to become leading icons. See him live at www.douglaskruger.com. Book him as the keynote speaker for your next company convention.

Let's kick things up a gear in our bid to become industry experts. Here is one philosophical idea that the great icons and legendary practitioners across a range of industries understand, and it has to do with your identity. Douglas Kruger is the author of several bestselling business books published by Penguin. He is a multiple award-winning speaker and an inductee into the Professional Speaker Association of Southern Africa's 'Hall of Fame.' Book him as the keynote motivational speaker for your next conference, via www.douglaskruger.com.

Ever struggled to think of a good premise for a book? Finding one, and following through on it, could position you as an expert and a thought-leader. Douglas Kruger, author of seven books published by Penguin, shares a surprisingly practical tip on how to come up with book ideas. Douglas Kruger is a leading professional speaker on the business and leadership circuit. He speaks on issues around leadership, innovation and culture. See him in action, or book him as the speaker for your next conference or event, at www.douglaskruger.com.

You've built up momentum, created interested, taken them to the point-of-sale. Here's one way you might accidentally undo the sale. Douglas Kruger helps businesses and brands to position themselves as leading experts in their industries. See him live, sign up for his newsletter, or book him as the keynote speaker for your next business conference, at www.douglaskruger.com.

We're halfway through the year. Let's talk about how many articles you've placed in industry publications. Writing and publishing articles helps to position you as a leading industry expert. Douglas Kruger is a professional speaker, and the author of several business books with Penguin, two of which focus on 'expert positioning.' See him in action, or book him as your motivational speaker, at www.douglaskruger.com.

Experts tend to underestimate how scary it all is for newcomers. Could you guide them through the forest? Douglas Kruger, professional speaker and business author, shares daily tips on how you can go 'from amateur to expert.' See him in action, or book him as the speaker at your next leadership retreat, at www.douglaskruger.com.

Sometimes the best leadership lessons come from sources like Harvard Business Review...and sometimes they come from a three-year-old. Are you speaking defining ideas into people's lives? Douglas Kruger is a professional keynote speaker and business author. Book him as the motivational speaker for your next event at www.douglaskruger.com.

'What does a Tom Ford man look like?' This phrase is telling. It hints at a brand that is so strong that its adherents are proud of their membership. Could you build such a brand? Douglas Kruger speaks on issues around branding, leadership and culture. See him live, or book him as the keynote speaker for your next event, at www.douglaskruger.com. Douglas is also the author of seven business books, published by Penguin Random House SA.

Whether it's humorous, playful, evocative or sharp, clever language can set your brand apart. It's an under-utilised tool with great potential. Douglas Kruger is a professional speaker and business author. He has been inducted into the Speakers Hall of Fame in honour of excellence in his craft. Sign up to receive his weekly motivational newsletter, or contact him to speak at your next strategic retreat, at www.douglaskruger.com.

Brands can get into hot water with social justice causes. Is there a guiding principle? Here's one suggestion, by professional speaker and business author Douglas Kruger. Douglas is a multiple award-winning speaker and an inductee into the Speakers Hall of Fame. See him live, or book him as the keynote speaker for your next convention, at www.douglaskruger.com.

Radio interview coming up? Here's a way to 'add the visuals back in', in order to get more social media mileage. Douglas Kruger is a professional speaker and business author. Book him as the keynote speaker for your next leadership conference via www.douglaskruger.com.