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SME = subject matter expert

I'm wondering what kind of subject matter experts we have here. Most specifically people NOT saying they have some kind of IM expertise.

I'm talking about SMEs in what we IMers call niches.

As an example I have significant subject matter expertise in firearms. I'm also fascinated by a scientific explanation for origination of life and so I have significant expertise in microbiology and biological chemistry.

I am gaining a lot of expertise in the executive aircraft space as well. Now I don't do business in those niches (well, yet. getting into this one this year most likely) but that doesn't mean I don't have a lot of knowledge about them.

What kind of SME are you? Just wondering what our WF community "looks like" besides the IM stuff all the time.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
    in what we IMers call niches.
    Well gee whiz! That sure is a big word!

    What kind of SME are you?
    I have a ridiculously deep knowledge of the physiology of cannabis Sativa, Indica and Ruderalis.
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    • Profile picture of the author mikefashen
      Originally Posted by Brent Stangel View Post

      I have a ridiculously deep knowledge of the physiology of cannabis Sativa, Indica and Ruderalis.
      lol ... you should consider a move to Colorado!
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      • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
        Originally Posted by mikefashen View Post

        lol ... you should consider a move to Colorado!
        I actually drifted between Wyoming and Colorado in the 90s. I have friends in Ft Collins and Colorado Springs.

        I'm not allowed back into Wyoming...
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  • Profile picture of the author NatesMarketing
    I would say Biz Dev - but that may be too "IMy" for ya.

    So, I'd say - spiritual thought.
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    • Profile picture of the author glennshep
      For me it's music. I come from a musical family and have been a singer-songwriter for about 24 years. I also have a background in audio engineering/production.
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      • Profile picture of the author mikefashen
        Originally Posted by glennshep View Post

        I have been a singer-songwriter for about 24 years.
        That's seriously cool!

        I also have a background in audio engineering/production.
        Have you done any work for anyone we might know? Or has it been on the radio side of the house?
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    • Profile picture of the author mikefashen
      Originally Posted by NatesMarketing View Post

      spiritual thought.
      Now this is an interesting one. What do you mean by spiritual thought?

      I'm assuming you're talking about more than just law of attraction here.
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  • Profile picture of the author TeKn1qu3z
    For me as a Techie and had been in the technology business from the past years. I love to do electronic projects, but they are crappy in these days, compare to the software.
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  • Profile picture of the author agmccall
    Another person who just wants to be the creator of a "clever" acronym

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    • Profile picture of the author mikefashen
      Originally Posted by agmccall View Post

      Another person who just wants to be the creator of a "clever" acronym

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      Actually SME has been around since I started as a network admin and it has been used in multiple companies that I've worked in.

      So I'm not trying to "create" anything ... since the acronym already existed.
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      • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
        Originally Posted by mikefashen View Post

        Actually SME has been around since I started as a network admin and it has been used in multiple companies that I've worked in.

        So I'm not trying to "create" anything ... since the acronym already existed.
        The acronym SME has indeed been around for some time. But it has generally been taken to mean small and medium- sized enterprises.

        Small and medium-sized enterprises - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

        Seems a bit tautologous to call someone a subject matter expert. Wouldn't that just be an "expert"?

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  • Profile picture of the author WarKing
    I was a sous chef for a number of years, a "semi-pro" drummer for over 15, and an IT engineering consultant (SME) for Microsoft AD, Exchange Messaging and Collaboration (Instant Messaging) infrastructures for nearly two decades now. I've worked on some of the largest infrastructures out there. I've got quite a number of varied "skills" when it comes to computer tech and software. Oh...and I know far too much about "construction".
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    I have deep knowledge on image editing. I am an online marketing specialist as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author skypreet
    I am a Quality Analyst and from the past 3 years working for various Insurance projects(projects from UK and US) outsourced to IT services company in India... I am a SME in Insurance...
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    • Profile picture of the author BigFrank
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      I have raised and spawned hundreds of species ornamental tropical fish over a 60 year span.

      Additionally, I have been involved in the performing arts as a SAG actor, director, casting director, producer and talent manager for over 20 years.

      Lastly, I have been involved in radio for over 40 years and have produced my own Internet radio show for the past 8 years and I help others get their stations up and running.

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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    I'm just an all around computer geek, I don't really consider myself a subject matter expert in any area, I guess I'm more of a jack of all trades and if I have an issue, i figure out how to deal with it
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    • Profile picture of the author MomBlog
      For me it's everything related to blogging and social media. It is my OBSESSION, lol.
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  • Profile picture of the author CyberHaggis
    Hi Mate,
    I'm not a SME but there's a lot of users who are interested in this. You can try to find out them.
    Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author laurencewins
    SME is used in lots of places. I worked in a call centre where it was used.

    Anyway, although I can write on many different topics, and have done so, I consider myself an SME in the health niche, especially anything related to diabetes. I have written over 1000 articles just on diabetes.
    I also have diabetes myself so I can use personal knowledge.
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  • Profile picture of the author Shuffle
    Home security systems. It's not that hard, just takes experience. In fact I still have my license for it.
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    • Profile picture of the author More Than Tips
      I honestly had to study money. Like lottery winners going from winners to in debt...we really have to get into our own heads about our unconscious views on money in order to master it.
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    * Be careful when dealing with this guy. Read the responses made by long term honest, ethical, trustworthy members on this forum.

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  • Profile picture of the author RonBartling
    My corporate world expertise is in enterprise accounting systems. Think large company environments.
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    In my offline life I know quite a bit about restoring classic cars, hot rod building and custom bikes/choppers, my everyday cars are a 1964 Impala and a 1955 Chevy truck. Many people ask me why I don't work on cars as my job..
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    I thought you were going to say "Social Marketing Expert". But now that i see what the real meaning of SME is, my answer is simple.

    My greatest skill online is creating ebooks, and selling them. No matter the niche - or how odd the topic is. This is a skill that i've went to create a consulting business after. This is something that i am truly gifted at.
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