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Get Your Competitive Edge By Creating Thought Leader Status For Yourself

Get Your Competitive Edge By Creating Thought Leader Status For Yourself


Get Your Competitive Edge By Creating Thought Leader Status For Yourself

by Annie Jennings

What is being a socially relevant expert? An author or expert who is able to apply their experience, education, credentials, wisdom and knowledge to issues that are important to society today. How do you know what the issues are? Follow the news daily, read newspapers, magazines, follow websites such as MSN.com or CNN.com or MSNBC.com and become familiar with where the news is with your topic area. This gives you a good idea of your starting points.

The perfect format for becoming a socially relevant expert is to create a blog. It's formal enough so that you will give it your best shot but not intimidating so you don't do it at all. Get started forming an opinion about the news in your area of expertise and write your reaction and commentary about the issues on your blog. You will get the chance to learn how to form and opinion and express your opinion in short sentences that are known in the publicity and media industry as sound bites. Keep your content fresh, relevant and based in the news of the day. The media wants to stay next level and cutting edge in their reporting so keep your commentary on what is happening right now.

How often should you blog? Each and every day if you can, but definitely when something happens in the news where your can apply your knowledge, experience, education, credentials, wisdom to the issues at hand. Why? Keep your finger on the pulse on what's current, events in the news, current and up to the minute commentary. Always know the latest developments in the stories you are following.

Stay current in your commentary. Yesterday's comments are about as in demand as yesterday's newspaper - everyone knows what it said and now everyone wants the update! New fresh commentary, new perspective on the news, commentary on next steps. As more news events unfold in the story you are following, keep the updated commentary coming on your blog. This proves you know the story and have been following it as it was unfolding. This in depth knowledge will be helpful to you and may be the reason you are booked above someone else.

Be an ORIGINAL THINKER. The more you study and issues and then blog or comment about it, the more your comments will be fresh and original. The media wants YOUR perspective and remember, you are applying your knowledge credentials experience and wisdom to the issues under discussion. The more you do it, the easier it is to create appropriate and solid commentary quickly. Start to think in terms of solutions - such as, if I had to solve this problem how would I do it? Try to think of new solutions to old problems. The spark of creativity is fueled by your "blogging" foundation. Trust the process. It works.

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