I shared my knowledge on QuickBooks (QB), an accounting software, yesterday in the first of a three-part series. I volunteered to share my expertise to help other small business owners and/or employees better understand this useful and versatile financial tool.
While I know QB and accounting very well, sharing that knowledge was quite the challenge for me.
One-on-one I feel comfortable. But with eight ‘students’, I was definitely out of my comfort zone.
I took a lot of time to prepare and made up a PowerPoint presentation to show all the things I wanted to cover, over 20 slides. I thought I’d toggle from the presentation to a sample QB company where I could show how things were done.
Once I got started, I realized while all the preparation helped me know what I wanted to share, the PowerPoint was relatively useless. Seeing the software in progress seemed a much better alternative. I felt so ignorant at how to convey a tool I’ve known for two decades to a few people, none of which had any accounting background. I felt I was out of my element.
I still want to share my knowledge about QB…and I will. But I’ve found I’m now the student, learning how to share what comes so naturally to me so others can understand. I have a new-found respect for teachers.
Anyone else out there have any suggestions on how to share your knowledge?