Is He/She an Expert?

First off, Merry Christmas!

I’m posting this one on Christmas day since it will talked about giving – this will be a short post though.

Christmas eve in Davao City are so quiet – that is because fireworks are prohibited in the city. Our world famous mayor, dubbed as “The Punisher” by Time Magazine, noted that let’s all be practical. Its better to save the money for more important things than to waste money for a quick fireworks show. Besides, many people get hurt with fireworks. Quiet indeed but our hearts still rejoice!

Few years back, I have a friend who asked me to buy an ebook for her since she does not have a credit card. The ebook “promised” to teach her how to earn money from the internet. I told her not to buy the product since I don’t know well the author of the ebook and haven’t heard that author delivered real meat yet. My “inner man” also tells me not to trust the author.

Eventually, it turned out that my feelings were true. The author did not deliver as he had promised. What he did in his ebook was he just introduced his higher-priced products. Then, he promised again that you will make more money if¬†you’ll buy his higher-priced product. Why should I buy from him more if he has not delivered his promise on the ebook? It was just a waste of money.

Be CAREFUL.

Ponder this: Is he the one giving or taking away from you? Evaluate carefully. Make sure you are listening to an expert. Experts give away some of their knowledge for free to prove their expertise in the field.

I hope you learn something from this story and would inspire you to give *big smile*

Again, Merry Christmas!

Cheers and God bless you.

Comments

One Response to “Is He/She an Expert?”

  1. Ange Perkes on December 25th, 2008 8:25 am

    Merry Christmas to you too! Here we are and it’s Christmas Day and we’re blogging! Well it’s a lot of fun and we’re passionate about it, so that’s great!

    Anyway, thanks so much for sharing your thoughts on this. I completely agree with you in that there are so many self-proclaimed experts out there who will hide their secrets behind swish sales pages with hefty purchase prices! It can be frustrating, especially if they don’t offer any sort of free information whatsoever to try and develop rapport and build trust with you.

    I’m an information publisher myself and sure, there are loads of people out there who have been in the business a lot longer than me – and know a lot more than I do about the topic. Still though, I always go to the effort of sharing what I know and learn because I WANT my readers, clients and prospects to get something good and useful out of it.

    It all boils down to giving, as you say. But ultimately, it’s about ourselves putting ourselves into the shoes of the prospect and asking, “What do I WANT?”

    The secret to success in business is having a real and genuine desire to HELP people. Desperate measures to make money only turn people off. When we put ourselves out there and help our prospects, that’s when we really win hearts and develop trust…and ultimately, loyal customers!

    Merry Christmas everybody!

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