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    How to "Talk the Talk" at Professional Events (free)
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    "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
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    "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."
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    "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."

How to Succeed in Your Own Business—without Really Schmoozing

“The stereotype startup guy or gal is a high energy, always schmoozing, hard pitching and hand-shaking go getter,” says social media strategist and evangelist, Howard Greenstein, in his latest Inc. magazine blog post titled, “Introverts as Entrepreneurs.” Greenstein interviewed me about what it takes for an introvert to thrive as an entrepreneur. Introverts have special needs (rest up, prepare, and practice before important social interactions) and inclinations (researching, listening intently, thinking deeply) that we can use to make our ventures flourish.

Greenstein also interviewed Adelaide Lancaster, co-founder of In Good Company Workplaces, a collaborative community of women entrepreneurs in New York City (I’m a member). Lancaster shared what it’s like to work with her business partner, whom she describes as an “off-the-charts extrovert.”

Click here for Greenstein’s blog post. Incidentally, I interviewed Greenstein, a colleague of mine at New York University, about his social media advice for introverts, in my book, Self-Promotion for Introverts®.

PS – You have to see Lancaster and her partner, Amy Abrams, in action. Guess which one talks on her cell phone from the moment she leaves the office until she descends the subway steps to avoid feeling lonely? I’ll invite Lancaster and Abrams here for a chat about the secrets to their successful introvert-extrovert collaboration. Stay tuned.

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