Being an Expert Doesn’t Mean You Know Everything
Is your lion tamer an expert at taming lions? You’d better hope so!
How about the ringleader? Do they know what’s up? Can they keep those dirty clowns in line? Elephants balanced? Trapeze artists flying? Bearded Lady’s beard groomed?
If you’re an expert – how do you convey that expertise while still maintaining your humanity? After all, you’re not perfect – you can’t know everything. And that’s what this month’s Word Carnival is all about! How to know when to stop pitching yourself as an expert and ask for advice, or refer a client to someone else. In other words, how to hold yourself to a high enough standard that you’re honest with a client about the fact that you don’t know the answer, rather than guessing, bsing or just muddling through!
Read on: (FYI: the links may not be live until Wednesday!)
Melanie Kissell of Solo Mompreneur
Comprehensive Knowledge And Skill Doesn’t Mean You’re An Authority
Molly McCowan of Inkbot Editing
Being An Editor Doesn’t Mean You Know Everything…Even When You Think You Do
Carol Lynn Rivera of Web Search Social
The Myth Of The Expert: Why Saying “I Don’t Know” Is Better For Your Business
Photo credit: The Lion Queen – Wikimedia Commons.