Communication Toolkit for Introverts

With practical techniques optimized for introverts, find your voice in everyday business situations

Communication Toolkit for Introverts

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Patricia Weber

With practical techniques optimized for introverts, find your voice in everyday business situations
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ISBN 139781783000685
Paperback246 pages

Book Description

If you are an introvert, tired of playing by extrovert rules in business communications, now you can finally find your voice and be heard.

Patricia Weber is an internationally recognized expert on radio and in print as supporting and inspiring introverts, since 2006. She is a Coachville coach graduate, a Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner, an award winning top-selling salesperson and sales manager, and a two-time award winner of Peninsula Women's Networker of the Year (only the second member in its 30 years to receive this award twice).

Learn how to successfully get your ideas heard in business by employing the Introvert’s Toolkit. Discover what natural strengths you have and how you can enhance them through real-world scenarios and techniques to get yourself using business communication effectively.

Starting with a personal assessment, every chapter builds up your confidence when communicating by employing a mix of tips and techniques, creating inspired actions plans, and expanding on the strengths and skills you already possess. We cover a variety of areas from essential communication skills through to developing negotiation skills and conflict management – everything you need to succeed in any business setting. This guide will provide any motivated introvert with the necessary tools to build extensive communication skills and forge ahead and fulfil their potential in what many label as a more extroverted business world.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Communication Preferences of Introverts and Extroverts
What does introvert, extrovert, and ambivert mean?
What are the differences between introvert and extrovert communication?
Is ambivert a real word?
How can introverts and extroverts misunderstand each other?
Let's work together better
Reasons why an introvert may not want to act like an extrovert
Should you pay attention to studies that show extroverts are generally happier?
How managers can create a work environment for both introverts and extroverts to thrive in
Summary
Thoughts to contemplate
Bibliography
Chapter 2: Identify and Count on Your Introvert Strengths
Understanding self-reflection and how it helps
How to use our love of planning to work to our advantage
Being aware of the value of natural listening capability
Allowing your true passion to show up in your communications
Using your close connection communication habits in your work
Summary
Thoughts to contemplate
Bibliography
Chapter 3: Confident to Communicate
Self-confidence distinguished from other selves
Have you assessed your self-confidence?
Can you use your strengths to boost your confidence?
Are you distracted by pesky introvert myths?
Free yourself from myths comfortably with social media
It's not how many times you fall down, but instead how you bounce back
How acting on two-minute ideas can boost your confidence
Summary
Thoughts to contemplate
Bibliography
Chapter 4: Your Hardworking Wrench: Tighten or Open up Your Listening
Assess your current listening habits
How and why do we listen?
What gets in your way and what to do about it
Six introvert-comfortable ways to power up listening
How listening benefits business relationships
How listening gets your voice heard
Summary
Thoughts to contemplate
Bibliography
Chapter 5: Your Headband Light - Succeeding in the Business Meeting
Assessing your meeting skills
Do your homework about the meeting
Trust your instincts to contribute your way
Body language for confident communication
Percolate to full steam
Summary
Thoughts to contemplate
Bibliography
Chapter 6: Tape Measure Your Success for Powerful Presentations
Presentation assessment
The vote is in – introverts make natural public speakers
Getting the butterflies in formation
Making a presentation like a one-to-one conversation
Use stories to engage people
Carrying passion naturally into a presentation
Let our strengths add to the tape measure
Tips to polish the presentation before, during, or after the event
Summary
Thoughts to contemplate
Bibliography
Chapter 7: Do You Have an Axe to Grind? Use a Positive Approach for Workplace Conflict
How do you manage conflict?
What causes workplace conflict?
When is conflict worth confronting?
Styles of conflict management that can work for an introvert
Emotional Intelligence (EQ) for better conflict management
Managing your energy depletion from conflict stress
Can you benefit from workplace conflict resolution?
Summary
Thoughts to contemplate
Bibliography
Chapter 8: On the Level to Negotiate with Success
How do you negotiate?
Knowing what the key points of negotiating are
What does our energy have to do with negotiating?
Our quiet skills advantage
Preparing the elements for a successful outcome
Practice in everyday situations
How to use a collaborative conflict style to negotiate
Getting to a win-win
What we might need to work on
Summary
Thoughts to contemplate
Bibliography
Chapter 9: Power Tools of Influence, Persuasion, and Selling
Selling, influence, and persuasion
Are we all in sales?
Actions for effective influencing
How do social skills fit?
How to use social media to build our influencing skills
How do selling and influence challenge the introvert?
Persuading quietly, subtly, and engagingly
How being ourselves can give us an advantage
Summary
Thoughts to contemplate
Bibliography
Chapter 10: Quiet Communication can Triumph
Moving ahead with thread repair
Your next actions

What You Will Learn

  • Discover the introvert strengths of planning, listening and self-reflection
  • Understand how people listen and improve your own methods of listening
  • Develop meaningful relationships and leverage them in business communications
  • Diffuse conflicts readily and assert yourself in a calm manner
  • Employ techniques of business communication including influence and selling to grow your skills

Authors

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Communication Preferences of Introverts and Extroverts
What does introvert, extrovert, and ambivert mean?
What are the differences between introvert and extrovert communication?
Is ambivert a real word?
How can introverts and extroverts misunderstand each other?
Let's work together better
Reasons why an introvert may not want to act like an extrovert
Should you pay attention to studies that show extroverts are generally happier?
How managers can create a work environment for both introverts and extroverts to thrive in
Summary
Thoughts to contemplate
Bibliography
Chapter 2: Identify and Count on Your Introvert Strengths
Understanding self-reflection and how it helps
How to use our love of planning to work to our advantage
Being aware of the value of natural listening capability
Allowing your true passion to show up in your communications
Using your close connection communication habits in your work
Summary
Thoughts to contemplate
Bibliography
Chapter 3: Confident to Communicate
Self-confidence distinguished from other selves
Have you assessed your self-confidence?
Can you use your strengths to boost your confidence?
Are you distracted by pesky introvert myths?
Free yourself from myths comfortably with social media
It's not how many times you fall down, but instead how you bounce back
How acting on two-minute ideas can boost your confidence
Summary
Thoughts to contemplate
Bibliography
Chapter 4: Your Hardworking Wrench: Tighten or Open up Your Listening
Assess your current listening habits
How and why do we listen?
What gets in your way and what to do about it
Six introvert-comfortable ways to power up listening
How listening benefits business relationships
How listening gets your voice heard
Summary
Thoughts to contemplate
Bibliography
Chapter 5: Your Headband Light - Succeeding in the Business Meeting
Assessing your meeting skills
Do your homework about the meeting
Trust your instincts to contribute your way
Body language for confident communication
Percolate to full steam
Summary
Thoughts to contemplate
Bibliography
Chapter 6: Tape Measure Your Success for Powerful Presentations
Presentation assessment
The vote is in – introverts make natural public speakers
Getting the butterflies in formation
Making a presentation like a one-to-one conversation
Use stories to engage people
Carrying passion naturally into a presentation
Let our strengths add to the tape measure
Tips to polish the presentation before, during, or after the event
Summary
Thoughts to contemplate
Bibliography
Chapter 7: Do You Have an Axe to Grind? Use a Positive Approach for Workplace Conflict
How do you manage conflict?
What causes workplace conflict?
When is conflict worth confronting?
Styles of conflict management that can work for an introvert
Emotional Intelligence (EQ) for better conflict management
Managing your energy depletion from conflict stress
Can you benefit from workplace conflict resolution?
Summary
Thoughts to contemplate
Bibliography
Chapter 8: On the Level to Negotiate with Success
How do you negotiate?
Knowing what the key points of negotiating are
What does our energy have to do with negotiating?
Our quiet skills advantage
Preparing the elements for a successful outcome
Practice in everyday situations
How to use a collaborative conflict style to negotiate
Getting to a win-win
What we might need to work on
Summary
Thoughts to contemplate
Bibliography
Chapter 9: Power Tools of Influence, Persuasion, and Selling
Selling, influence, and persuasion
Are we all in sales?
Actions for effective influencing
How do social skills fit?
How to use social media to build our influencing skills
How do selling and influence challenge the introvert?
Persuading quietly, subtly, and engagingly
How being ourselves can give us an advantage
Summary
Thoughts to contemplate
Bibliography
Chapter 10: Quiet Communication can Triumph
Moving ahead with thread repair
Your next actions

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