ACTION: Decide on a subject area in which to specialize. Make a written pledge to yourself. Take it one step further by emailing the group at firstname.lastname@example.org to offer your expertise.
For example: “I pledge that I will serve my community as a subject matter expert in the area of XXX. If anyone has questions about current issues related to this topic, I will do my best to provide accurate, well-researched, and well-reasoned answers.”
BACKGROUND INFO: One of the questions for the attendees of Sunday’s meeting was whether they had submitted their focus area/subject-matter-expert area. This specialization allows us to narrow our focus to a smaller area that we each can use to provide the greater community with a greater depth of knowledge than each of us could possibly have individually. If you do not yet have an area of expertise, decide on one, and learn more about it!