There was this incident when I was involved with a company (not ORTV) to organize an event in the past. During the meeting, we were discussing the list of speakers to be invited. After consolidating, we figured that we still lack of one speaker for a particular area.
So I suggested Z. I told the committee about Z and why I think he is suitable. After listening, the committee decided not to invite him as he is rather dubious to them. Fine. So we moved on.
During one of our subsequent meetings, I found out that the committee had invited Z. But their decision was not due to my earlier suggestion but rather due to someone named P.
P is like a behind-the-curtain-consultant to some of the committee members. P has a Ph.D and she is much older than me, and so carries the impression of being more reliable and trustworthy. So when I say Z and when P say Z, although both refer to the same Z and with the same reason for the suggestion, P's suggestion has more weight.
Probably it is not because P has a Ph.D and decades more older. Just that I am not a good convincer, failed to convince the committee to invite Z. Yet, it worths asking, do we need to have a Ph.D and be older to be more reliable?
If so, then the fact that you are young and without a Ph.D or even a Bachelor Degree (like me) should stop giving suggestion on anything or to anyone. Whenever people ask for suggestion, refer them to those who has Ph.D(s) or at least a Bachelor Degree because they are more reliable.
But then again, given that you don't have academic qualification, your reference is not reliable. Well, so just live your life according to your qualification. No degree and not old enough, don't say anything. Just say, "I don't know." That's what you can say and everyone will be happy because that will reassert and reassure them that everything in the society is in proper order: No degrees = not reliable, Master Degree = more reliable, Ph.D = Most reliable.