Laser Listening: Paying Attention from Inside Out – Part 3

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In Part 1 and Part 2 of this series, Adam S. McHugh, author of The Listening Life(as well as Introverts in the Church), shares important insights for transforming how you listen – both to others as well as yourself. In this final part of the series, McHugh lays out his thoughts on challenges and opportunities for introverts as listeners. (more…)

Laser Listening: Paying Attention from Inside Out – Part 2

In the first part of this three-part series, Adam S. McHugh, author of The Listening Life (as well as Introverts in the Church), differentiates between the external attention you typically offer others (e.ghttps://selfpromotionforintroverts.com/odds-and-ends/laser-listening-paying-attention-from-inside-out-part-1/., through eye contact and posture) and the deeper level of inner attention. He also describes the “transformative power of being heard” as well as the inverse relationship between listening and power. Lastly, he highlights the importance of truly stepping into the shoes of others. In this second part, McHugh shares his insights about how to listen deeply to yourself, including a refreshing way to manage your negative self-talk as well as the importance of hearing what your body is trying to tell you. (more…)

Laser Listening: Paying Attention from Inside Out – Part 1

In our fast-paced, non-stop world, distractions abound. Some are external. Some are internal. Even if you think you’re a decent listener, Adam S. McHugh, author of The Listening Life, can show you how to go far beyond the typical complement of eye contact, nods, and uh-huhs to connect at a much deeper level with your conversation partners. Imagine how that would feel for both you and them. Consider how it would strengthen your relationships at work as well as in your personal life. (more…)

Improv Muscle for Introverts

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I’m passionate about improv. It’s one of the most valuable skills I’ve ever learned. Improv has helped me enormously in networking, teaching, public speaking, coaching – really all aspects of my career. Summing it up in two words: Life changing, especially for me as an introvert. (more…)

Introverts: Get Hired


Are you an introvert seeking your next gig? Don’t miss Sophia Dembling’s “The Introvert’s Guide to Getting Hired” in Success magazine on what to do before and during an interview. You’ll get tips from me as well as my colleagues Jennifer Kahnweiler, Ph.D., author of The Genius of Opposites: How Introverts and Extroverts Achieve Extraordinary Results Togetherand Lindsey Plewa-Schottland, associate director of the Graduate Career Management Center at Baruch College in New York. The article also offers tips for interviewers.

 

 

Listen: Your Quietest Strength

qz8nhsig_400x400What does it mean to be a good listener, and are you one? Check out “Are Introverts The Best Listeners?” by Rachel Nuwer for Audible Range.

Reflections on the Rise of the Introvert Movement

Sophia Dembling, used with permission

Remember when it was a curse to admit that you were an introvert amid all the judgment you would face? The increasingly popular introvert movement in recent years has raised awareness of the normalcy of introversion. One of the leaders of that movement is Sophia Dembling, author of The Introvert’s Way and most recently Introverts in Love(among a fascinating array of other books); she also pens the Introvert’s Corner blog for Psychology Today. With the advent of more and more books and blogs for and about introverts, we now have a wealth of tips and tools to thrive in a noisy world and are increasingly seen as productive members of the workplace and society. Dembling and I will take this year-end moment to reflect back as well as look forward together on behalf of other introverts.

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About Face: Unleashing Your Inner Basset Hound

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Picture this: You’re sitting at a meeting at work, talking about something pleasant, and most of your colleagues are smiling and laughing, except one, who rarely shows much emotion on her face. The boss asks her, “Are you okay?” and the colleague shrugs and mutters, “Yes.” (more…)

Thrive as an Introvert Business Owner

IntrovertEntrepreneur_FINAL.inddHow can you thrive as an introvert business owner? Beth Buelow’s The Introvert Entrepreneur: Amplify Your Strengths and Create Success on Your Own Terms, is brimming with tips to help you run your own show, while honoring your need to harness your quiet energy. (more…)

Ins and Outs of Pairing Introverts and Extroverts

9781626563056GeniusOpposites SMALLI’ve known Jennifer B. Kahnweiler, Ph.D., CSP over the years in the initially tiny and now ever-widening circle of authors who write popular books for and about introverts. She’s become the most prolific of those authors and an enduring champion for introverts. In her latest book, The Genius of Opposites, Kahnweiler, a raving extrovert*, explores the ins and outs of pairing introverts and extroverts with the passion of a sommelier pairing food and wine. In this interview, she describes some successful pairings in the business world. (more…)

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