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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Experts need not limit themselves to a single medium. It's the core skill and the interesting personality that people are after. Are you covering he obvious bases? Are you missing a few? Take this audit. Douglas Kruger is a leading professional speaker in the business world. He speaks on issues around leadership, culture and innovation. He is the author of several bestselling books from Penguin, including, 'They're Your Rules, Break Them!', and 'Own Your Industry.' Book Douglas to speak at your next strategy session or corporate conference. Motivational speaker Douglas Kruger: www.douglaskruger.com.

At the pinnacle of the expert hierarchy is the professional who can earn a year's income with a single handshake. Could you do that? If not, why not? Douglas Kruger is a business author and professional speaker who specialises in matters pertaining to culture, leadership, innovation and disruption. He is the author of 'What Makes Them Great?', as well as six other business books from Penguin Random House SA. See him live, or book him as the keynote motivational speaker for your next conference or event, at www.douglaskruger.com.

Douglas Kruger is the author of eight commercially published books. He currently writes for Penguin, and he is the bestselling author of titles like 'Is Your Thinking Keeping you Poor?' and 'Own Your Industry'. See him speaking live, or book him as the keynote guest speaker for your next event, at www.douglaskruger.com.

Strong visuals help to promote credibility. Experts can and should lean heavily on good photography, because so much of what they do tends to be intangible. Douglas Kruger is a professional speaker and bestselling business author. He has been inducted into the 'Speakers Hall of Fame' in honour of excellence as a conference speaker. See him in action, or book him to speak on leadership or innovation, at www.douglaskruger.com.

Becoming a contrarian, and thinking against the grain, can help to position as you as an expert. However, there are minefields to be avoided. Such as this one: Don't ever back down. Douglas Kruger is the author of several bestselling business books from Penguin, including two on expert-positioning: Own Your Industry, and What Makes Them Great? He specialises in issues around leadership, culture, innovation and disruption. See him in action, or book him as the keynote speaker for your next conference, at www.douglaskruger.com.

Expert-positioning creates a satisfying lifestyle. But it also represents a lonely path. Here's one small thing that makes a big difference. Douglas Kruger is a professional keynote speaker and business author. See him in action, or book him as the motivational speaker for your next conference, at www.douglaskruger.com.

To position yourself as an expert, your public details must be bang-up-to-date. Every couple of years, we should perform this audit on our social media presence, to ensure we are showing the world our strongest representation. Douglas Kruger is a member of Mensa, the High-IQ Society, and the Professional Speakers Association of Southern Africa. He is a Hall of Fame Speaker, and the author of several bestselling business books published by Penguin. Need motivation for your leaders? Insights on disruption and strategic rule-breaking? Book Douglas as the keynote speaker for your next event: www.douglaskruger.com.

What if you audaciously aimed for the big one? Could your talent form the premise for a TV show? Or if not, a segment on an existing show? Television remains one of she primary channels for positioning yourself as an expert. Douglas Kruger is a professional speaker, business author, and inductee into the 'Speakers Hall of Fame.' He is a CSP and a member of Mensa. See him in action, or book him as the speaker for your next business or leadership conference, via www.douglaskruger.com.

Situating your message on a timeline helps to elevate its perceived importance. Like this... Douglas Kruger is a multiple award-winning speaker and business author. Watch his live conference presentations, or book him as the speaker for your next seminar, at www.douglaskruger.com.

You're a top professional and an expert at what you do. Trouble is, you're bored. Now what? Here is one solution. Douglas Kruger is a professional speaker and bestselling author with Penguin Random House SA. He is a Certified Speaking Professional, who has been inducted into the Speakers Hall of Fame. His areas of expertise include leadership, culture and innovation. Book him as the keynote speaker for your next conference via www.douglaskruger.com.

Struggle is not a curse. It is a precondition for the aspiring expert. No great icon has a 'story of ease.' Instead, all have 'stories of struggle.' Douglas Kruger is a professional keynote speaker and the author of seven business books, published by Penguin Random House SA. He is the author of the bestselling 'Own Your Industry - How to Position Yourself as an Expert.' To sign up for his motivational newsletter, or to book him as the keynote speaker for your next strategy session, visit www.douglaskruger.com.

In every industry, there is the cardboard cut-out version, and there is the grown-up version. The difference tends to be one of maturity. Here, professional speaker and business author Douglas Kruger explores the link between cheap horror movies and bad speakers. Douglas is the author of seven business books with Penguin Random House SA. He is a 'Hall of Fame' speaker and Certified Speaking Professional, in addition to having won the SA Championships for Public Speaking through Toastmasters a record 5 times. See him in action, or book him as the motivational speaker for your next conference or event, via www.douglaskruger.com.

In the previous video, Douglas shared a technique for creating credibility as an aspiring author. Now, let's explore how you can make each instance of your writing truly come alive. The better your writing, the greater your chances of publication. Douglas Kruger is a professional speaker and the author of seven business books, published by Penguin, including bestselling titles like 'Own Your Industry,' and 'Is Your Thinking Keeping You Poor?' See him live, or book him as the keynote speaker for your next conference, at www.douglaskruger.com.

Writing a book helps to position you as an expert and thought-leader within your industry. But do you have the credibility? Here is a simple three-step plan to create credibility. Douglas Kruger is the author of seven business books published by Penguin Random House SA, including 'Own Your Industry,' and 'Poverty Proof.' He speaks on issues around leadership, culture and innovation. See Douglas presenting, or book him as the keynote speaker for your next event, at www.douglaskruger.com.