Mon 4 Jun, 2012 02:50 pm
Is it the art of oratory that persuades people to be "renowned" or "professional" (such as what a sophist do best), or over ten thousand hours of experience in a given subject/ field or is it an obsession on a subject matter or a field?
OR is everyone an expert to someone who is at a lower rung of ladder than them?
What is the basic requirement for someone to be considered an expert?
Knowledge, skill (or talent) and experience?
All that fundamentally, but subjectively the term also often imply the distinction among its pairs regarding the degree of competence...
Val Killmore wrote:
What makes someone an expert?
They know more than the other person.
There's always the classic old line from Will Rogers:
"An expert is someone 50 miles from home with a briefcase."
50 miles...the good old days...
Oh, I don't know. About 10 years ago, I was considered an expert in a town that was only 30 miles away. (It was a very small town.)
Rosborne has it about right. If you know more about a given subject than anyone else in the building, you're the unquestioned expert.