Do You Struggle With Creating Credibility As An Expert In Your Online Business-Authenticity

If you want to build credibility, people have to feel that they can trust you absolutely. Speaking to them with your whole focus on them and their needs is only the first step in making sure this trust develop.
Here’s how you can develop it further:

1. Be Transparent
If you don’t know the answer to something, say so, simply and plainly: Then either promise to find out, giving a date you’ll do this by; or refer them to another industry peer who can help them.

2. Build your Reputation
People also need to know:
• What you stand for
• What they can count on you to provide
• What you can help them with
• What you won’t do
This means you need to know these things too – and live by them.

3. Learn to Listen
What makes someone trust another person? Many things: But high on the list is “feeling that the expert you’re talking to cares”.
Surprisingly, too many experts undermine themselves in this area by not actively listening. Instead, they’re too busy thinking of the perfect thing to say (and anticipating what the person they are talking to is trying to share). The result? The person talking to them feels cut off when the “expert” begins to talk over top of them, anxious to dispense his knowledge.
That person may feel unheard, belittled, “boring” or any other variety of negative emotions.
Really listen. Remember, you may have heard the identical question or problem five hundred times before, but it’s new to your questioner.
Real listening involves:
• Acknowledging
• Mirroring back
• Re-stating the person’s main point, if necessary, to ensure you’ve got it right
• Waiting till your questioner has finished speaking before offering your ideas
And while you’re busy being authentic, do make sure you use professional-quality profile photos on all your sites and social platforms (preferably versions of the same photo). Make sure your photo is current and updated regularly too: There’s nothing like letting your audience meet you in person and discover someone 90lbs. heavier and twenty-two years to that perfect profile photo to bewilder and disappoint your audience.
Know your mission. Know your values. And don’t be afraid to say “I don’t know – but I can find out…”

I value your input. You can do it in two ways.

1. Just scroll up and click comment button and share your thoughts.
2. If you liked this post feel free to click the “Share” button below and spread the message.

Seven Steps To Overcome Barrier To Start A Business

Some of my clients are full time employees and when faced with uncertainty in their job, the first thing they want to do is, Start a business. As simple as it might seem, it triggers several questions. They come up with several questions, like the following:

Questions That Come Up Before We Start A Business

I migrated from India and became a US Citizen. Can I start my business? What are the requirements? Can I start a business in my home country? Can my relative in my home country become my business partner? Do I need a Lawyer or business consultant first? I want to start a business, but I do not know where to start. I have been there and many times these questions can paralyze us from taking action and even dismiss the thought of starting a business. Based upon my personal experience, here is a Video of Seven Steps That Help You Overcome the Barrier

Be An Entrepreneur Whose Head and Heart Stay Connected

As you watched in this Video, either our emotional OR logical brain checks in with us to keep us from moving forward. It is our responsibility to acknowledge, process and make sure that we feel comfortable at every step and move to the next. By Writing down the description of our feelings and thoughts, it becomes crystal clear to address them, easily and effortlessly.

As a fellow entrepreneur, I invite you to share how you felt when you wanted to start a business and what are the major action steps you will recommend.