Be careful what you share in groups … you may have to demonstrate what you know.
The other day I made a comment on my local Adobe user group site that I was playing around with Muse, that I liked the interface, that it reminded me of InDesign, that it was easy to use, blah blah blah.
They said, “Wow, great, could you demonstrate it to us?”
Be careful what you share … you may have to demonstrate what you know (or don’t know!)
So, I did what any red-blooded newby Muse-user would do and I said, “Sure.”
Now here’s the thing: I am not an expert Muse-user. I am barely a beginner Muse-user. So, am I really qualified to demonstrate to my user group what I know?
Yes! And here’s why: because I know more than they do, simply by virtue of having opened the program, looked at it, and created Something. Because in the creation of that Something, I (with apologies here to Thomas Edison) found 99 ways not to do it … and counting!
And, after I showed my user group how much I did not know about Muse, and the teensy bit I did know, I waited for their reactions.
They clapped. They thanked me. They asked questions! … most of which I could not answer.
But that’s ok, because I sent them to the Help and Tutorials page and to the Events page where they could look and learn, and begin their own adventure with software that they did not know how to use, and perhaps create their own Something that would inspire somebody.