Question number one: What can you teach?
Make a list right now. Jot it down on a napkin. Tell it to Siri. What topic(s) do you know enough about that you feel you could teach it to someone who knows nothing?
Write. Down. Everything.
I can teach…
- How to tie a shoe
- How to squash a bug with a tissue
- How to giftwrap a package
- How to calculate the area of a square
- How to buy the right toy
- How to…
Question number two: What are you teaching?
You’re qualified. Go ahead and teach. You don’t need some fancy degree. You don’t need someone’s approval. You don’t need permission from some authority. The only permission you need is from the student. You are an expert. You need to share that expertise with anyone who will listen.
Expertise garners trust. Trust builds relationships. Relationships create sales.
Go ahead and teach what you can teach. Teach it to your staff. Teach it to your customers. Teach what you can teach to anyone who wants to learn. Believe me, there are a lot of learners out there who would love to know what you know.
PS About half the population of shoppers is looking for an expert they can trust. When you become that expert that your customers trust, you win their loyalty. Half the population. That’s a lot of people looking for you.