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5 Ways To Share Your Professional Expertise And 4 Reasons You Should

Take the Lead

If you have special expertise that could be beneficial to a particular task or project, don’t be afraid to take the reins.

Don’t make people beg for your help or insight. If you have something to contribute, get out front. 

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Use of a Personal SWOT Analysis
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Your Personal ...

Strengths

Weaknesses

Opportunities

Threats

... Analysis is a great tool to assess yourself in order ...

4 Steps to do your SWOT analysis
  1. List down the “strengths”. Knowing these will help you to be more confident in an interview or when looking for a job promotion.
  2. Know your “weaknesses”.  Identifying weaknesses is the best way to improve them.
  3. Find matching “opportunities”. Opportunities come in different shapes and forms. Sometimes opportunities past by you without you even noticing them.
  4. Be aware of “threats”. Identify competition, new technologies, personal traits or obstacles.
What makes you stand out? "Strengths"
  • What are the professional qualifications/certifications you have?
  • Can your expertise in some area make a difference to the organization?
  • What projects/campaigns have you completed successfully?
  • Do you have powerful industry contacts?
  • What other skills make you stand out from the rest?

What do others think as your strengths?

Emotional Intelligence Matters
EQ is not only the ability to identify and manage your own emotions, but it’s also the ability to recognize the emotions of others.
Manage your negative emotions
When you’re able to manage and reduce your negative emotions, you’re less likely to get overwhelmed. 

If someone is upsetting you, don’t jump to conclusions. Instead, allow yourself to look at the situation in a variety of ways. Try to look at things objectively so you don’t get riled up as easily. 

Be mindful of your vocabulary

Emotionally intelligent people tend to use more specific words that can help communicate deficiencies, and then they immediately work to address them. 

Challenging yourself

The idea of challenging yourself is one of the pillars of personal development.

By that, you grow as a person and you learn to trust yourself more, which greatly increases your likelih...

Ways of challenging yourself

The best ones in my view are the ones that meet 3 fundamental conditions:

  1. They take you out of your comfort zone without putting you in serious danger
  2. They provide you an intense, accelerated learning experience
  3. They help you develop skills and attitudes that are highly valuable to you in life.
Meeting New People

This stimulates your social skills to grow

You learn how to talk with all sorts of people and to keep conversations flowing. You  also get better at cues, and you become more skilled at navigating complex social situations.