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Parties can be draining for Introverts, but you can still enjoy yourself.

Whether it’s for professional or personal reasons, we’re all expected to attend the occasional party.

While many folks live for social functions, Introverts can see parties as a real energy drain.

Understanding this, and realizing you’re not alone, can help you get through the event with your sanity intact.

Below are a few ideas to help you make it through the next gathering.

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Avoid Public Speaking Anxiety by Knowing Your Room

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5 Tips on Making the Speaking Venue Your Friend No matter how accomplished a speaker you may be, walking into an unfamiliar room can be a scary situation. While some speakers thrive on the adrenaline rush, and are more at home speaking off the cuff than with a prepared speech, I like to follow the […]

How to Get Public Speaking Experience

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Because half of the battle is just showing up! Let’s face it, it’s human nature: If we really want to avoid something uncomfortable, we’re going to find a way. If we really enjoy something, we’ll find a way to do it often. Public speaking is no different. For those with a fear of public speaking, […]

10 Tricks to Hide Your Public Speaking Anxiety

You’ll get better at this in time, but for now, here are some short term fixes. There’s a lot of info available on how to overcome stage fright. Most of it’s great, and you can grow, over time, into a terrific speaker by using the advice. In the past, I’ve written on how just getting […]

5 Myths of Social Anxiety

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What Social Anxiety really means and what can be done about it. Guest Post by Dr. Craig April.  See below for more information about this author. Social Anxiety is a popular form of anxiety.  In fact, it is one of the most common issues that people struggle with today. Why is this?  After all, if […]

4 Tips for Introverts to Thrive in Social Events

How to utilize your unique strengths in social settings. Guest post provided by Michael Roberts. See below for more information about this author. Let’s face it; “mingling” events were created by extroverts for extroverts. Networking functions and cocktail parties can be dreadful experiences for introverts. Even if you know a few people at the event, […]

5 Tricks for Handling On The Spot Public Speaking Events

Even when speaking ‘off the cuff,’ you can still be ready for it. Guest post by Niña Angeli Pilapil – See below for more information on this author. Have you ever been asked to speak on the spot before? Did it go well or did you immediately get cold feet and your tongued tied up that […]

Distracting Mannerisms to Avoid When Giving a Speech

Make sure the audience only remembers your message. Nothing can ruin an otherwise good speech quicker than poor delivery. Public speaking anxiety can often manifest itself as distracting habits that draw the audience’s attention away from your presentation. Your gestures and movements should complement your message, not distract from it. Below are some tips to […]

5 Tips on Reading the Room Before Your Speech

Decrease your public speaking anxiety by making the speaking venue your friend. No matter how accomplished a speaker you may be, walking into an unfamiliar room can be a scary situation. While some speakers thrive on the adrenaline rush, and are more at home speaking off the cuff than with a prepared speech, I like […]

5 Tips on How to Handle Questions During Your Speech

Be sure to plan for Q&A when you build your presentation. As you’ve probably noticed, your presentations usually don’t end when you’ve finished briefing your slides. Unfortunately, you typically have that pesky ‘Questions?’ slide stuck on the end, and more often than not, someone is going to need an answer. Putting a speech together often […]

10 Tricks to Stop Saying Um While Speaking

You can break the habit of saying um, uh, and ah So you’re asking “how do I stop saying um.” Trust me, you’re not alone. Nothing detracts from an otherwise outstanding speech than the constant distraction of the verbal pause. Whether your crutch word is uh, um, ah, like, you know, or one of a […]