An introvert spends a year trying to live like an extrovert with hilarious results and advice for readers along the way.
This was entertaining — more memoir than serious non-fiction. Biggest takeaway was to put yourself out there and be vulnerable.
Encapsulated in this quote: “That’s the truth of the world… Nobody waves — but everybody waves back.” – Nick Epley, a researcher she talked to
- Hold eye contact while shaking hands
- Ask a genuine open ended question
- Ask how they feel about it
- Validate their feelings
Events for networking:
- Go to events that actually sound fun
- Stay at least an hour
- Arrive on time
- Talk to 3 people
- Try to really connect with 1
“Some women don’t need so much help with public speaking as with the self-doubt and self-loathing that hold them back from getting involved in it.” – Viv Groskop, How to Own the Room