If you’re an introvert, striking up a conversation with a stranger at a crowded event might sound like a nightmare. But that’s what networking is all about — and a networking coach says you’re fully capable of mastering the skill.
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Introverts often feel pressured to show extroverted behaviors in order to become successful in a world that seems to favor outgoing personalities.
The mainstream notion suggests that success requires being outspoken, constantly seeking the spotlight, and commanding attention in social and professional settings.
However, Jevonya Allen, a self-proclaimed introvert and author of “The Introvert’s Guide to Becoming a Master Networker,” offers an interesting alternative perspective.
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There’s a common misconception that introverts have to mimic stereotypically extroverted personalities to succeed: Be outspoken, always raise your hand, and command a room.
But the most successful introverts actually get ahead by avoiding those situations entirely, and building environments where they can contribute in more comfortable ways, says Jevonya Allen, a self-described introvert and author of “The Introvert’s Guide to Becoming a Master Networker.”
In my role as a networking coach, my primary objective is to empower individuals and organizations to enhance their networking skills and optimize their networking endeavors for business growth and success. I accomplish this through a diverse range of offerings, including my book The Introvert’s Guide to Becoming a Master Networker, my comprehensive digital course, Networking School, engaging in-person and virtual workshops, and delivering impactful speaking engagements.