Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Speaking Lesson from Introverts

I showed the following TED talk, "Susan Cain: The Power of Introverts" to my Advanced Oral Presentations class at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University:

One student commented that Cain's words held particular gravitas precisely because she is an introvert.

So true. We often assume that it's the extroverts who get more public attention - and who are more engaging speakers.

Yet introverts can actually have the upperhand. Because they say less, people listen more closely.

From the Green Room: Remember, less is more. Don't try to fill your presentation with noise. Leave room for silence. This may be more challenging for extroverts - but well worth the effort.

1 comment:

Roni said...

my dad's an introvert and this is very true