Teaching What You Know
September 13, 2012 Leave a comment
Yesterday I had the opportunity to talk about what I do on a daily basis…market research. It was with a group of social entrepreneurs who are getting read to pitch their health based startup as finalist in the BCBS NC Health Innovation Challenge.
I was able to get the opportunity to give this talk because of my networking and my connections with one of the sponsors. Also, when I started to work on my own, I started to put myself out there to my network about opportunities I would be willing to talk (and teach) about market research and industries I am involved in.
By being able to speak and teach about what you do can provide you opportunities for both personal and professional success. These opportunities to speak provide the ability to put yourself in front of audiences you may not normally be in front of.
In the talk I had yesterday, there were only two people I had met before. One of them was the point person who organized the speaking engagement and one was someone I had only encountered at a few networking events.
After an hour teaching about one of my favorite subjects, I know I will have the opportunity to talk with many of those in attendance about how I can help them, professionally.
How do you think you can teach about what you know?
–J. Nolfo helps companies understand their market and customers though a variety of market research strategies. He has over ten years of experience of market research for strategic planning purposes. He is the Director of Research at Rhino Market Research. He shares his thoughts about market research and business concepts with his blog “Pensare…Understanding Market Research in Business“. If you would like to discuss this blog or how J. can help you understand your market and customer needs, email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.