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  • EVENTS

    Business Writing and Presentations
    Wed., Sep. 4-Dec. 11, 2019
    6:25-9 p.m. ET
    New York University
    (graduate course)

    Presentation Skills for Introverts®
    Thu., Mar. 26 & Apr. 2, 2020
    6-8:55 p.m. ET
    New York University
    (2-session workshop)

    PAST WEBINARS AVAILABLE ON DEMAND:

    How to "Talk the Talk" at Professional Events (free)
    Columbia University Alumni Career Services

    How to Think on Your Feet: Improv Skills for Business
    Co-facilitators: Nancy Ancowitz and Carl Kissin
    American Management Association

    How to Deliver Powerful Presentations as an Introvert
    American Management Association

    Essential Management Skills for Introverts
    American Management Association

    How to Project Confidence with Demanding People
    American Management Association

    Secrets of Successful Public Speaking
    American Management Association

    SAMPLING OF IN-HOUSE WORKSHOPS:

    Tango for Leaders
    For organizations

    Success Strategies for Introvert Leaders
    National Institutes of Health
    (Workshop for NIH employees only)

  • BOOK REVIEWS
    Publisher's Weekly
    "Best Books"
    The New York Times
    "Currently winning our race for most intriguing book title of 2009 is the oxymoronic “Self-Promotion for Introverts” by Nancy Ancowitz (McGraw Hill). The 'how to' book is filled with tips (rehearse is a favorite). The author’s tone is supportive and she does not argue that introverts should become live wires. But what else would you expect from a book whose subtitle is 'the quiet guide to getting ahead'?"
    The Wall Street Journal
    "…showing how quiet people can turn their innate strengths into an advantage when networking."
    ABC News
    "Best Book Gifts"
    Los Angeles Times
    "Whatever's behind your reluctance to speak out for yourself, this is the first book I've seen with serious research on the topic that leads to a new game plan."
    CIO Insight
    "Must-Read Fall Books for IT Execs"
    Star-Ledger
    "Best New Career Books"
    POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY NEWS DAILY
    "Offers a solid dose of practical advice—alongside humorous anecdotes.... Ancowitz shows introverts how to take advantage of the unique qualities and strengths they can offer."
    The Independent Consultant
    "There is great value in this book, whether you are promoting your own business or consulting practice, or just want to be sure your talents are recognized within your larger organization."
    Small Business Trends
    "Written by an introvert for introverts."
    Ft. Myers Florida Weekly
    "'Self-Promotion for Introverts' is a primer on doing just that—helping 'quiet sorts' assert themselves by using their inherent tendencies in the most effective ways."
    Women and Leadership Australia
    "Pitched perfectly. Our rating: 10/10."

Fearless Presenting for Introverts

Would you like to give presentations with the ease of chatting with friends in your living room? If so, check out “Presentation Tips for Introverts,” a story I just wrote for business technology author Patrice-Ann Rutledge‘s blog. You’ll find answers to these questions:

  1. What’s the best way to manage your fear of public speaking?
  2. How can introverts learn to command a room and project a confident image while presenting, even if they don’t feel so confident inside?
  3. Do introverts share certain characteristics that actually make them good presenters?


If you use PowerPoint and want to learn to use it better, don’t miss Rutledge’s new book, Using Microsoft® PowerPoint® 2010, which is positioned as “more than just a book.” Rutledge (an introvert!) offers a wealth of online resources including video tutorials and podcasts to help reinforce the learning. You’ll find more about improving your presentation skills in my book, Self-Promotion for Introverts®. With these resources, you’ll become a more confident and technically proficient presenter—and in a relatively short time!

 

 

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2 Responses to “Fearless Presenting for Introverts”

  1. Nick Laborde Says:

    Shocking as it might be to some, myself as an introvert loves to give presentations and speeches. I believe that a lot of the best speakers are introverts.

  2. Nancy Ancowitz Says:

    Yes, Nick. Many introverts enjoy and excel at giving presentations and speeches. After all, these activities are an efficient use of our energy. We get up there once and reach many more people than we normally would in a day. There's also the joy of sharing information and insights with our stakeholders.

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