Sharing Your Knowledge

fall-on-the-canal     Wow…I really am knowledgeable!!  🙂

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?


About Kathy Ruff

Kathy Ruff is a seasoned, freelance business and inspirational writer and author of the Sharing Peace on the Path blog.
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