What do you know how to do very well and how can you use that expertise and knowledge to create a new career path?
Highlights of Episode 56
- The benefits you gain by teaching your expertise
- Topics that make for good course subject matters
- How to compete with all the information that’s already out and available in the internet
- Where to start if you’re thinking about teaching your expertise
- The importance of putting the learner first and foremost
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Instructional Designer Gregg Eiler joined me in this episode to talk about how we can use our hard-earned expertise to establish our authority in our field and create a new career path or new revenue source by turning that knowledge into a course or a program.
If you’re someone who’s got experience and expertise in a particular area—for example, project management, or calligraphy, or photography—or maybe you’re an expert user of a particular tool (say Evernote or Trello or Scrivener or GoogleDocs), or maybe you’ve come up with a particularly effective way of studying and preparing for an exam or certification, and are looking to leverage that expertise to help others or teach others, then this episode will help you get started.
In this episode, Gregg and I talked about benefits that you can gain by teaching your area of expertise, the main things to consider as you think about teaching or becoming an instructor, and the importance of putting the learner as the primary focus.
We also explored the prevailing notion that information is free and is readily available now on the internet, and where and how, as an instructor, you can make a difference.
Mentioned in this episode
- Surround yourself with people creating thriving careers in the new economy. Get your insider’s pass to AndThriving
- Find out more about Gregg Eiler and his work here
- Listen to Gregg’s career pivot story Episode 22: Leveraging Your Strengths as You Pivot
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