I present at major conferences, small gatherings, and everything in between—and I would love to speak to your group about introverts and introversion. Anytime, anyplace, anywhere.
I know what you’re thinking:
And then perhaps:
I understand the headshaking behind your “Really?” question. One of the many myths about introverts is that we dread getting up and speaking in front of an audience.
Everyone is different, but let me put it this way: You will find that many of us introverts are not only comfortable with public speaking, but quite passionate about it. Especially when “it” involves something that is near and dear to us. Like introverts and introversion, in my case.
That’s my passion, and I will talk about it until the proverbial cows come home.
Which brings me to your second question, the far more important one: “Why?”
Answer: Because it matters. It really matters.
Introverts are widely misunderstood. And I mean widely, which is to say that introverts are as likely to misunderstand themselves as they are to be misunderstood by extroverts!
Now, is this one of the human rights issues of our time, a problem on the scale of racism or sexism or poverty? No, of course not. But it is a real problem, with all kinds of variations and consequences. And it needs to be addressed.
That’s what I do in my talks.
My key message: Introverts—just be you!