Originally answered Sep 22, 2016

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Ask the industry expert to tell you three stories:

  1. How they helped an organization in need of their expertise
  2. How they developed and continue to improve their expertise
  3. A lesson they learned along the way

Then ask them to provide you with three lists:

  1. The names of clients and colleagues who can provide testimonials
  2. The names of other experts they respect in their industry
  3. The top opportunities and challenges for their industry

Finally, read, listen to, and/or watch the following:

  1. Articles, blog posts, and books they have written or co-written
  2. Interviews, presentations, podcasts, and videos they have given
  3. Similar content from the other experts they respect in their industry

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