I was recently challenged to write a post about one thing that I'm an expert in... this of course is very difficult as I'm being asked to boast about my abilities in something...try it for yourself, it's tough to do. Who really likes to stick their hand up and say... 'Heh..I'm the expert here!'
What I have always been fantastic at is learning... I'm a speed learner. Show me once and I will know it forever more. Some people say that this is a photographic memory but it's not quite like that. I can't remember where things are half the time, and if I had a photographic memory then I wouldn't have that issue. It's more of a process function... I have always applied it to software. So I can watch someone show me around a piece of software and then be in a position to then go and show someone else.
I recently applied this ability to a new piece of Recruitment software for a sub contractor who employed me. After two hours of being shown the software I was in a position to train new recruiters as they join the business. The owner of the business was pretty flawed.. I think I should have asked for more money LOL
Of course this isn't always the blessing it seems. I have been a software trainer all my life and the hardest thing is to remember that most people learn at a rate far slower than I.
Where I am Speedy Gonzalez, they move at a more normal pace. I am constantly telling myself to slow down.
It's partly why I decided to start my Facebook Social Media Training page. I can learn quickly and then spread my knowledge to the community. It's a good feeling, and if I produce videos or blog posts people can learn at their own pace :-)
So what is your expertise.. I'd love to know in the comments..