10/26/12 10:09 PMInvaluable: Becoming a Leading Authority | Video Tutorial Transcript from lynda.comPage 3 of 19http://www.lynda.com/Business-Skills-tutorials/Invaluable-Becoming-Leading-Authority/88535-2/transcript
02:20As you do this, you'll make significant progress toward becoming invaluable.02:26Collapse this transcriptUsing the exercise files00:00Throughout this course, I'll be asking you to fill out worksheets to better00:03understand how well you're progressing on the path to becoming invaluable.00:08These worksheets have been provided in the exercise files tab on the course00:13details page for all lynda.com subscribers, or if you're watching this tutorial00:18on a DVD-ROM, the exercise files have been included there.00:22I suggest that you download these worksheets and print them out prior to00:27watching the course.00:28At various points throughout the course, I'll be asking you to pause the videos00:32and fill out a worksheet.00:34In order for you to get the most out of this training, I recommend you have00:38these worksheets on hand.00:40Now let's get started.00:42Collapse this transcript
1. Preparing to Build Authority
Determining your area of authority00:00Now that you understand the importance of the invaluable factor of authority,00:05your next question is likely what should I become an authority in?00:09This is an important question to answer because it's going to build the00:13foundation for all the work we do in this course.00:16To help you identify and choose one or two possible areas of authority, I've00:22provided a downloadable worksheet that builds upon our previous courses on00:26becoming invaluable.00:28To get the greatest benefit from this worksheet, you may want to review the00:32section on talents in my course on unlocking your abilities, and the section on00:38most valuable activities in making yourself irreplaceable.00:43In the authority identification worksheet, you'll see a simple chart.00:47The first section asks you to list three talents.00:52I define talents as activities where you are gifted, that you love to do, and00:56where you've developed skills.00:58When all three of those come together, you have a talent.01:02List your top three talents in this section of the worksheet.01:07Next you'll list your most valuable activities, or MVAs. These are your01:13activities that are worth the most per hour; that you would have to pay someone else01:18the most money to perform them as well as you can.01:21Choose your top two MVAs and list them here.01:25Next you'll see two columns, advice and like.01:30Check the advice column, if that's an area that people commonly come to you for01:35advice or mentorshi.