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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Do you check your 'emotional barometer' each day? Self-made millionaires and industry experts typically don't. They simply follow the blueprint, regardless of the vicissitudes of daily emotions. Douglas Kruger studies top-performing experts. He has written two books about the phenomenon of expert positioning: Own Your Industry, and What Makes Them Great? Douglas is a multi-award winning speaker and the author of six business books published by Penguin. Book him as the motivational speaker for your next leadership conference at www.douglaskruger.com.

Writing the book is hard enough. It's terrifying subjecting it to the scrutiny of an editor. What can you do to improve your chances of publication? Douglas Kruger, professional speaker and author of multiple business books published by Penguin, shares some insights into what you need to know about the book publishing world, and strategic guidance for maximising your likelihood of publication. This is an excerpt from the audio version of Douglas's book, 'What Makes Them Great? 50 Ways to Become the Industry Leader?' See Douglas presenting live, or book him as the keynote business speaker for your next event, at www.douglaskruger.com.

Pepper your presentations, writing and communications in general with fascinating facts. This book will help. Douglas Kruger helps businesses and brands to 'own' their industry. He speaks on issues surrounding thought-leadership, culture and innovation. See him in action, or book him as the keynote motivational speaker for your next event, at www.douglaskruger.com.

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.