Many moons ago, before we had powerpoint, I used to have a slide that defined how to tell, when you were at a conference, who the experts were:
An expert is a person from out of town with a box of slides.
You know who I mean, they walked around a confernce with a box of slides under their arm!
Now we have to redefine this as an expert being the person with a laptop and powerpoint presentation
Are there any other ways to spot the experts?
How about those that go to a trade exhibit and pick up a cushioning material and pretend they know what they are doing when they compress it between their fingers - what does that actually tell them? (I recently tried to compress a Pedar insole between my fingers to see how much force I could generate; the force I could generate was about 50% of the forces that those with diabetes get under the foot, so how can I tell anything by compressing a material between my fingers).
How about those who pick up a running shoe from a trade exhibit and try to flex the forefoot? What does that actually tell you, apart from you look as though you might be pretending you actually know what you are doing?
Anyone know any other ways to spot the experts?