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Confessions of an Introvert

ISBN: 9781572486973

By: Meghan Wier

Published: 01/31/2009

Confessions of an Introvert is a must-read for any introvert seeking to excel in business and get the most out of life.

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"Funny and insightful, Meghan has written a true resource for any introvert seeking to break out of their shell and step into the spotlight."
Dr. Ivan Misner, founder and CEO of Business Network International

Are you an introvert who wants to succeed in the business world? Do you:

  • Avoid unnecessary social interaction?
  • Keep to yourself or to your small group of friends?
  • Seek out time alone?

Confessions of an Introvert offers you practical advice, interspersed with real-life stories, that will help you overcome your shyness and find ways to have a satisfying future in the corporate world. Packed with valuable insights and personal anecdotes, Confessions of an Introvert will teach you:

  • Why business networking is the key to professional growth and how even the shyest person can learn how to network
  • That a little self-promotion goes a long way in showing others how good a businessperson you are
  • How to communicate with people in a way that is comfortable to you but still gets the results you need
  • That being an introvert is just a part of who you are and not a serious roadblock to your success

Confessions of an Introvert is a must-read for any introvert seeking to excel in business and get the most out of life.

Meghan Wier is known for melding her professional style, keen business sense, and desire to share her work and life experiences with others. An introvert/forced-extrovert, her relationship-building savvy and strong marketing skills have made her a recognized expert in building through networking. Ms. Wier is an influential authority on business networking and marketing.

From ForeWord Magazine (12/10/08):
Networking is a big buzzword these days. People are joining networking Web sites and networking groups in the hopes of improving their career or social status, or simply expanding their social circle. Confessions of an Introvert: The Shy Girl's Guide to Career, Networking, and Getting the Most of Out Life helps women for whom networking and self-promotion don't come naturally.

"[E]xtroverts gain energy from other people and introverts feel like they just get the energy sucked out of them by other people," author Meghan Wier writes. She is an expert on marketing and networking, and a self-proclaimed introvert. Wier insists that introverts can become charismatic speakers and great leaders. She helps readers along the way with sections on identifying sources of anxiety, building confidence in tough situations, becoming an expert in one's field, and organization. In order to make public speaking easier, she recommends that readers write down everything they dislike about speaking and why, then come up with actions that will offset each item.


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Table of Contents

Introduction

CHAPTER 1: SO AM I AN INTROVERT (OR JUST KIND OF SHY)?
Reaching Out and Reaching In
Getting What You Want out of Life
The Rule of Persistence
Emerging from the Shadows
Shyness, Social Anxiety, and Stage Fright - Oh My

CHAPTER 2: BUILDING BLOCKS OF SUCCESS
Building Blocks of Business Success
Self-Belief
Business Acumen
Creating Connection
Network Knowledge

CHAPTER 3: FIRST STEPS
Realistic Goals
Getting Out and Being On
Being a Forced Extrovert
Reaching Equilibrium (Realigning, Prioritizing, Balancing)
Outsourcing the Small Stuff

CHAPTER 4: WHAT IS YOUR BUSINESS IQ?
Fourteen Ways to Self-Promote
Self-Branding - Developing the Outer You
Confidence - Your Secret Weapon
Rock That Boat - Making Waves
Management - You Are the Boss of You
Mentor and Be Mentored
Learning from the Best - The Wegmans Approach

CHAPTER 5: ADVANCED BUSINESS KNOWLEDGE
Have a Backup Plan (and Why I Always Carry a Tea Bag)
Establish Yourself as an Expert
Continuing Education
Charisma
Taking the Lead
Being a Great Leader
Seeking Out Feedback
Capitalize on Opportunities
Getting Professional Help

CHAPTER 6: BUSINESS NETWORKING
The Importance of Networking
Networking 101
Assessing Your Networking Needs
Finding Your Style
You Already Have the Skills - Apply Them
Make Networking Your Job
Reap the Rewards of Business Networking
Getting More Referrals

CHAPTER 7: GETTING NOTICED AND BEING FABULOUS
What Does Your Business Card Say about You?
Connecting Effectively with Other People
Developing Your Business Networking Skills
Treating Your Life Like a Business

CHAPTER 8: LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION
Staging - Creating the Best Environment for Your Performance
Finding a Comfortable Home Base for Networking
The Power of the One-on-One
Meeting All the CEOs
Why I Like Coffee Shops

CHAPTER 9: ORGANIZATION
Handling Business Card Overload
Leaving Your Mark
Card Filing and Filing the Cards
Movin' on Up
Getting on the List
Networking Gold - Your List
Where Is That Card?
Should I Put That in a Database?
Respect That List
The A-List and the B-List

CHAPTER 10: YOUR COMMUNICATION TOOLBOX
Managing Your Network
Staying in Touch

CHAPTER 11: TIPS FOR BEING A MASTER NETWORKER
You Are a Goodwill Ambassador
It Is Who You Know
Party Mentality - Working the Room Like an Extrovert
Friends and Contacts

CHAPTER 12: GETTING AWAY
The Road Less Traveled

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Excerpt

Excerpt from the Introduction of Confessions of an Introvert by Meghan Wier

As an introvert, I can honestly say that I have never been one for the spotlight, and I generally

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For those of us who prefer a quieter place in the world, Wier’s guide is chock full of tools to better navigate the public spaces of our lives, especially in terms of the workplace and networking.
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Specs

Format: Paperback

Dimensions
Length: 9 in
Width: 6 in
Weight: 13.00 oz
Page Count: 224 pages

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