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How to Become an Expert on Anything in 2 Hours The Essential Skills That Can Make You an Expert in Any Field

Recording Date: September 17, 2008
Price: Free

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The Essential Skills That Can Make You an Expert in Any Field

This Webcast explores what it takes for you to become a real expert—someone who has substance to offer—not a con artist.

Whether you're attempting to gain trust, get your point across, or build relationships, your ability to connect with others immediately through knowledge of a particular subject is a
vital skill.

Be warned that shortcuts like peppering conversation with jargon or random facts are transparent at best, and often work against your intent.

This Webcast examines the correct approach for convincing others that you "know what you’re talking about"—helping win clients, gain allies, make sales, and much more.

Is it difficult? Will it take lots of time?

Actually the processes and strategies you'll discover are straightforward and can be mastered in short order.

What You Will Learn

You'll hear how to quickly take in small amounts of information in a given area and use it to convey familiarity in a conversation. For example, the Webcast will explore ways to:
  • Conduct fast, targeted research on any topic
  • Inject information at exactly the right moments in a conversation
  • Read human behavior to determine when others are “buying” your expertise
  • Ask the right types of questions to demonstrate knowledge of a subject
  • And much more!

Plan on attending this Webcast to find out how you can generate amazing rapport with anyone by honing in on the one subject that interests them most: their own area of expertise

About the Presenters

Gregory Hartley is a highly decorated former military interrogator. Now an interrogation instructor for both the private and public sectors, he has appeared on ABC News Nightline, CNN, CNBC Squawkbox, NPR, and in the Washington Post, and US Weekly. Together with Maryann Karinch, he is the author of How to Become an Expert on Anything in 2 Hours, I Can Read You Like a Book, and How to Spot a Liar.


Technical Requirements

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Supported OS, Browser and Additional Requirements

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  • Mozilla Firefox

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Additional Requirements:

  • Minimum bandwidth requirement is 512 kbps for meeting attendees
  • POP-UP Blockers must be turned off to access the program
  • Additional Technical specs can be found here.

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