Five Ways to Overcome the Fear of Public Speaking

Jan 19th, 2015 Work

Being able to speak in front of others to deliver information is a critical business skill. You may be called upon to do this at some point in many different professions, or public speaking may be a regular part of your job, or you may be considering public speaking as an independent business venture. Social phobia vs. Glossophobia vs Introversion Introversion is a personality type,…


Four Tactics For Surviving The First Five Minutes Of A Social Interaction

Jan 17th, 2015 Life

At a clinic I worked at, I noticed someone new in the medical records room. I asked if she was new there, and she said yes. I introduced myself, and there was an awkward silence. I waited about 10 seconds and said “it’s customary to state your own name when someone else tells you there’s”. Typical introvert directness. By definition, Introverts are not shy. Shyness…


Introverts’ Top 3 Career Challenges

Jan 7th, 2015 Work

Thank goodness for Susan Cain. Ever since her love letter/treatise on introversion Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking hit bookshelves in 2012, a conversation on introverts in society has gained traction and volume. Her work, building on that of Marti Olson Laney, Laurie Helgoe, and Sophia Dembling, has opened the eyes of many who hadn’t realized that the “extrovert…