Consulting expert manifesto

Are you interested in building your consulting expert status? Behold – the consulting expert manifesto:

1. Teach a course

If you want to fast-track your consulting expert status, arrange to teach a course in your niche. Sound scary? It doesn’t have to be. You can limit the enrollment and even charge low or free admission. An added bonus is that people who are likely to take your course are perfect prospects for your consulting services. Arrange to teach the course at an official sounding venue, such as at a university or in a prominent business park.

Adding the fact that you’ve taught such a course will give your bio a boost.

2. Write articles

Submitting articles to and having them published in trade or industry magazines–both print and online–can offer a quick upward jolt to your expert status. Being able to mention that you’ve been mentioned or written for a recognizable industry organization or publication will give your expert status an extra level of authority. In addition, having these articles published gets your message out to more prospects.

3. Perform radio and television interviews

Similar to writing articles, being interviewed or quoted on radio or television offers extra wow value to your online bio and resume. You may be surprised. Local radio stations are always looking for guests to feature, interview and call upon for commentary.

4. Understand the meaning of "expert"

Do you have the confidence to see yourself as an expert? One of the best ways to project your expert status is if you truly believe that you are an expert in your field. Don’t feel like an expert? Educate yourself! Subscribe to industry magazines, take courses, or join industry associations. Do whatever it takes to educate yourself in your field.

And, remember, in order to be an expert you don’t have to be the world’s foremost guru in your niche. No, you’re an expert to your clients as long as you know more than they do and are proficient in helping your clients achieve their goals or solve problems in effective ways.

5. Get more resources to jumpstart your expert status

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Lew Sauder says:

Great list. I would also add, Have a Blog. Like writing articles, it’s a great way to display your expertise on a more frequent basis. You can develop followers that could be potential clients.