March 17, 2015
How to change a rant into sharing information
Please don't rant. Yes, we know that we need to learn more about something, but we don't need to feel any more foolish about it than we already are. But anger and frustration can inspire you to share information, so go with that feeling, just present it in such a way that you don't look like an idiot.
Don't rant, Instead, share information. This is how to do it:
• Find a subject that you care about and would like to share information on. The internet is a great place for that - people are always searching for information. And it might be the most obscure stuff in the world, but you fill find that people still want to know. And you're the expert. Yes, you.
• Get yourself inspired and riled up enough to talk about that thing. Go ahead and write, or record, the rant part. You know what I mean - going on and on about how people don't know about something, how ignorant they are because of that, how their lives will be ruined if they don't know. Then edit all of that stuff out. Throw it away.
• Assume that people respect your opinion. Going on and on about your credentials, and your expertise, and your experience, with a particular subject is just annoying. Shut up already and talk about the subject.
• Share your passion for the subject. It's all right, in fact it's best, if you show that you really care.
So there you go. We all care deeply about certain things, and we are all experts. And yes, people really do want to listen to you, they just don't want to listen to your rant.
Posted by Brad Hall