5 Scripts to Help Introverts Survive – and Even ENJOY a Networking Event – Part 2

5 Scripts to Help Introverts Survive – and Even ENJOY a Networking Event, was just the beginning when Marsha Shandur gave the step by step in how to start and then move a conversation along.

Then as talking moves along, we are also going to have to answer questions! And like it or not, there will need to be follow-up by us in certain instances. Then finally, there are times we are going to want to leave a conversation for whatever reason. Well Marsha has some scripts for those situations too.[Continue Reading...]

5 Scripts to Help Introverts Survive – and Even ENJOY a Networking Event – Part 1

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...]

Contest for 8 Best Blog Posts about Hashtagify #Hashtag Secrets

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Image courtesy of Danilo Rizzuti / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Hashtags, words we use to label and search social media, are like keywords. If you are still work  only with keywords, then it’s time to understand what is more typical in many social media users hands and that is hashtags.

Most of the major social media platforms use hashtags: Twitter, Google+, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube are a few where the use of hashtags can help you be more findable.

But just like we might analyze the right key words, a similar understanding of hashtags will help increase visitors to your blog or website.

Here is how and where you get to learn from the best analysis of eight selected bloggers who revealed their use of one particularly advanced hashtag tool.[Continue Reading...]

Make Your List: People Who Lead Introvert Conversations on Twitter

Often when I blog or write a chapter for a book, I use lists. On Twitter one of the lists I created and follow is named, innie-talk, https://twitter.com/patweber/lists/innie-talk, of people who lead introvert conversations on Twitter.

For the most part, people love to use and write lists. On occasion as you may know I have used List.ly to create various lists like:

Quotations and funny sayings to make any introvert proud

Introvert Video Arcade: For, By and About #Introverts

This week one of the co-founders of List.ly, Nick Kellet, asked me to consider pulling one of my Twitter lists into List.ly during their Beta test. Huh? I was curious about why, and asked what would be the benefit.[Continue Reading...]

How to Write and Submit Guest Blog Posts that Get Results

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In the early days of hosting my blog, when I would occasionally yet blindly accept guest blog posts, both the writer and I deserved what we got: dismal results. How to write and submit guest blog posts that get results points to some mistakes we want to avoid.

When I started thinking about some top points, it came to me that being a welcome guest blogger follows some of the same rules we likely put to our own writing for the blog that we host! [Continue Reading...]