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    Networking for Introverts in Law
    Thu., June 4, 2020 ET
    6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
    MothersEsquire and Leg Up Legal
    (online event)

    Presentation Skills for Introverts® 
    Wed., July 8 & 15, 2020
    6:00-8:55 p.m. ET
    New York University
    (2-part online workshop)

    Business Writing and Presentations
    Wed., Sep. 2-Dec. 9, 2020
    6:20 p.m.-9:05 p.m. ET
    New York University
    (graduate course)

    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."

Self-Promotion for Introverts® on the Air

I’ve been yakking up a storm on the radio lately, answering questions like: How can an introvert promote herself without bragging? If working a room isn’t your forte, is there something wrong with you? How did you get to speak with Bill Clinton and Warren Buffett and what advice did they give for introverts?

What’s a radio interview like for an introvert? Fun and terrifying—not necessarily in that order! But, oh, so rewarding. As with any public speaking situation, radio is efficient because it enables us to reach many more people than we could by speaking with them one at a time. So it’s an effective way to spread our message. After all that verbal output, we can plan to catch our breath and take a snooze between gigs! And with a little preparation and practice, it can be much less scary than spiders, snakes, heights, riding the Cyclone, or entering a noisy cocktail party with nothing to say.

What’s an introvert to do in any interview situation when we need to think about an interviewer’s question? Take a breath. Paraphrase the question to buy some time. Say that we need a moment to think about it. And do our best.

Here are a couple of my latest radio interviews:

Host: Pat Williams, senior vice president of the NBA’s Orlando Magic
Radio station: WDBO AM 580 radio in Orlando, Florida
Part 1
Part 2

Host: Steve Pomeranz, CFP
Show: On the Money
Radio station: WXEL-FM, an NPR affiliate in Florida

Inward, onward, and over and out for now!

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