"Oh," said the coach, "if you're introverted, I really can't help you. Next question?"
That coach must have believed one of the biggest myths about public speaking, that introverts aren't good at it and don't want to try.
After training thousands of people, many of them introverted, I'd answer that question a different way. Introverts can be great at public speaking, and they're not impossible to coach. But both the introvert and the coach need to approach speaker and presentation training differently, using introverts' special advantages well and avoiding the situations that work for extroverts but don't suit introverts. This session is specially designed so that you:
- Don't have to do all the talking, sharing and demonstrating--unless you want to;
- Do learn about the special advantages introverts have as speakers and presenters;
- Don't waste time learning tactics that only work for extroverts;
- Do learn how to prepare for your next speech or presentation, without over-preparing;
- Don't say yes to presentation logistics that work against you as an introvert; and
- Do hear the data, research findings and tactics that work best for introverts, from how to interrupt effectively to how to plan a presentation that won't sap your energy.