Monday, March 12, 2012

The introverted speaker at TED: Susan Cain

I've told you before about Susan Cain's book, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking,but last month, she took it one step further, giving a TED 2012 talk about introverts. Since Cain writes in the book about being an introvert who has to do a lot of public speaking, this is a bold step--and one I think you'll enjoy watching. For one thing, it demonstrates how well a self-described introvert can tackle what some think of as the most daunting public speaking task, a TED talk. For another, you'll learn a lot about introverts, and that's a good thing for both extroverts and for introverts. What do you think about this talk?

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