It’s amazing how many introverts have all kinds of tips for so much extroverting in our business world. So much that sometimes, like in this guest post by Marsha Shandur, the content has to be Part 1 and Part 2. Here are the first two of five easy and doable ideas in Part 1 of:
5 Scripts to Help Introverts Survive – and Even ENJOY a Networking Event
“Just be yourself!”.
“Just talk to people – they’re only people, just like you!”.
“Have fun and relax – the conversation will come naturally!”.
This kind of advice for going to a networking event is well-meant – but is advice that I find useless. For me, it’s the equivalent of trying to teach me to cook by saying, “Just add some onion!” “Cook it for a bit, not too long!”. The kind of advice that sends me into a tailspin – and leads to me ruining dinner.
When I’m nervous about something, I like specific instructions.[Continue Reading...]