Do You Have The Knowledge To Teach Others?

What Kinds Of Knowledge Do You Have That Will Benefit Others?



What if you were given the opportunity to share with other people information you know already and teach and share what you are most passionate about to those people?


Would you be interested to learn HOW to do that?



“There is power of teaching what you know”….. says Meiko Patton, Contributor and Career Consultant, Editor and Career Savvy Fed Blogger


“There’s been a cultural shift towards sharing and just like Netflix, people want to be able control their own media,” Udemy’s CEO, Dennis Yang says “Because of mobile technology, people want access to learning when they want it and where they want it.  A new instructor, he says “has the ability to impact many students’ lives and students have access to experts, right at their fingertips,”


Before you can create courses around your knowledge in the online teaching ring, you will need to do these three things first:


1. Claim a topic.

  • What area do you find fascinating?
  • In everyday conversation, what do you talk about the most?
  • This could be an indication of what you could teach others.
  • What questions are people always asking you to help them with?
  • If individuals are always approaching you for advice, perhaps within that there’s something you can teach.
  • What genre of books do you tend to read?
  • Answering this might point to a subject area you might teach.

2. Solve a problem.

  • To teach what you already know — or what you are willing to learn — you require students. And to find them, you must know their needs and how to best serve them.
  • Asking questions is the best way to get to familiarize yourself with the needs of prospective students.
  • You might ask, for example, some of these questions:
  • What are three areas in which you’re having problems at work or in life?
  • What are three things you really want to accomplish this year?
  • What frustrates you the most about your job or online business?
  • What have you done to try to improve your situation?
  • What has worked the best (or the least)?

3. Define an objective.

  • Remember, you want to deliver only high-quality information.
  • To do so, you must know your audience and cater to their needs.
  • A good question to ask yourself is “Who are the people who will participate in my course and what will they be hoping to learn?”
  • Focus on students at a specific skill level: beginners, intermediate or advanced learners.
  • This will not only help you target the right audience but will also ensure that your course offers the type of information that your students are seeking.



For more information on HOW you can create courses that will help and benefit others in your niche, CLICK HERE.


By the end of this year, you’ll end up somewhere.


Do you want to end up somewhere well-designed or undesigned?


The choice is yours.



If you enjoyed this post and found TONS OF VALUE, please take a moment and share with others whom you feel would benefit as well…..Thank You!


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To Your Success,
Joan Harrington



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0 Replies to “Do You Have The Knowledge To Teach Others?”

  1. Fantastic Joan!

    I do teach online and you are right on point with this article. One has to ask themselves many questions before we take that plunge to teach others.

    As I read through each topic, I was nodding my head saying yes yes yes.

    Thank you for this because this is one thing people need to know!


    1. Thanks Donna! Yes Yes Yes! Totally agree people do need to know about this 🙂 Knowledge should be shared with those who really want to learn how to be successful and what actually works 🙂 Appreciate your warm comment, thanks so much 🙂

  2. The knowledge economy is all the more important today than it had been 5 or even 10 years ago. What you know, and how that can help others, and organizations, is key nowadays. I definitely like your summary, and organization. Great going!

  3. Hello Joan! Very well said my friend! I think we have some sort of knowledge in us to teach others but as you have stated you do need to first figure out exactly what this is! Claim The Topic!

    You have really put together some great questions there to help us now decide how and to whom we are going to be working with.. Love this part!

    Thanks for sharing.. Chery :))

    1. Hello Chery,
      Thanks so much my friend! Totally agree, we do have some sort of knowledge in us to teach others most just need to figure out what topic that is 🙂 Appreciated your awesome and warm comment!! Glad you enjoyed the value!!

  4. This topic makes me uncomfortable. 😉

    I am a teacher. Middle school, high school, committee chair of our Professional Development committee (which means I get opportunities to teach teachers & answer their questions), President of our Certified Teacher’s Association (which means I field tons of questions and help teachers), and have taught children, teen, and adult classes at church since I was 18–including training other church teachers.

    The idea of speaking on a platform to hundreds (or potentially more) doesn’t make me sweat like the idea of putting something for sale online. I just can’t imagine what I could have to offer that others aren’t already selling something better.

    Awesome thoughts here, but now I feel sick. 😉

    1. Hi Carrie 🙂

      I am sorry to hear that girl……I know that with all of the knowledge and education you DEFINATELY have tons of value to share that others will resonate with….Being a teacher is an awesome profession as you are educating others on WHAT you know to help better them, yes? Your blog is fantastic and your writing is great!

      How will this topic NOT make you feel uncomfortable? Would love to hear your feedback…

      Thanks for your awesome insightful comment….

      Let’s chat sometime if you would like 😉

      Have a great weekend!

  5. As one who has transitioned from teaching children to adults, I can identify with Carrie because I always equated myself with being “qualified” first and that was how I measured my self-worth. But as an entrepreneur and writer, I define the limits. I am a constantly work in progress, and there’s no Board of Education of evaluate or measure my self-worth. So as I move forward with my goals, I can see how people would pay me for the knowledge and information I’ve acquired. It’s a completely different mindset than what I was doing before.
    Good post!

  6. Joan,
    I was trying to determine what area I would like to claim. I have been great with foreign language learners, both here and abroad. I’m knowledgeable about cultural insights. I’m sensitive and culturally appropriate, welcoming. I knew about foreign foods, and world wonders. But it seems to me with my vision loss, that was part of my life before. I know a lot about animals that need rescued, from donkeys to turtles (including horses, dogs and cats) and about several organizations that do this. I know quite a bit about recycling various substances. But what is BIG right now in my life? I want to teach others to be happy and confident with vision and hearing loss, to trust God to provide for their needs. I want to encourage others in their walk no matter what their problem is. I think that’s what I am moving toward in my writing. It’s so nice to write that down! It’s a new year and a new defined purpose.

    1. Hi Amy,

      Wow, that sound awesome and is a great start to YOUR new year my friend! Knowing how to be happy and teaching others HOW is a fantastic gift 🙂 If you are ever looking for an awesome platform to share your writing and maybe create some courses on how be happy and confident with vision and hearing loss, let me know I know an excellent resource for you 😉 Thanks for your feedback and you awesome insightful comment 🙂 Very much appreciated!

      Your welcome,

  7. Hi Joan,

    What a great post. This reminds me of the quote, “Everyone you will ever meet, knows something you don’t.” ~ Bill Nye

    This quote includes all of us. We can teach someone else if we are passionate enough and determined enough to reach for that dream.

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