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Get noticed... and get ahead!

All too often, introverts get passed over for job offers and promotions while their more extroverted colleagues get all of the recognition. But it doesn't have to be this way.

In Self-Promotion for Introverts®, business communication coach and intrepid introvert Nancy Ancowitz helps introverts tap into their quiet strengths, articulate their accomplishments, and launch an action plan for gaining career advancement. You will learn how to:

  • Promote yourself without bragging when networking, on job interviews, and at work
  • Use your quiet gifts (writing, researching, and listening) to your advantage
  • Be a commanding presenter, despite your quieter nature
  • Formulate your best plans, set goals, take action and even find a better job

Featuring exclusive advice from Warren Buffett, Bill Clinton, Hearst Magazines president Cathie Black, and marketing guru Seth Godin, Self-Promotion for Introverts® helps you progress inward, outward, and onward.

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"Filled with tips....The author's tone is supportive and she does not argue that introverts should become live wires" The New York Times

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"Best Books 2009" Publishers Weekly

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"Must-read fall books for IT execs" CIO Insight

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"Self-Promotion for Introverts® is a primer on...helping 'quiet sorts' assert themselves by using their inherent tendencies in the most effective ways." Fort Myers Florida Weekly

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"Make Nancy's book your bible for crafting a plan to get the recognition you deserve." Liz Lynch, author of Smart Networking

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"Ancowitz's book is not only a valuable resource for introverts who want to raise their profile in business and career, it also provides some effective behavioral insights for those who might consider themselves more on the extrovert side of the spectrum." The Business Source

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"Offers a solid dose of practical advice — alongside humorous anecdotes — for introverts to assert themselves by using their inherent tendencies in the most effective ways....Written in a practical, precise, and smart way, Ancowitz shows introverts how to take advantage of the unique qualities and strengths they can offer, but also how to network, build visibility, have a memorable impact on others, speak publicly, interview effectively, own their own strengths, and much more....One important thing to note is that the book is not about teaching an introvert to become an extrovert. The aim of the book is not to change people to be something they are not, but rather to refine them into the strongest versions of what they already are." Positive Psychology News Daily

Synopsis:

The first book to focus on helping introverts connect with and articulate their strengths and passions, ultimately leading them to a more satisfying and successful work life.

About the Author

Nancy Ancowitz is the creator of the popular Self-Promotion for Introverts® workshop, which she offers at New York University. Her coaching clients range from CEOs to emerging leaders in the business and creative worlds. Ancowitz lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. Your Negative Self-Talk: Tuning Out U-SUCK Radio

2. Your Strengths: Tuning In U-ROCK Radio

3. Your Game Plan: Creating a Winning Marketing Mix

4. Your Target Audience: Going Inward and Reaching Outward

5. Your Network: Expanding Your Sphere of Influence

6. Your Chalk Talk: Public Speaking for Private People

7. Your Job Search: Interviewing for Introverts

8. Your Opposite: The World According to Jo(e) Extrovert

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The Civic Center, April 7, 2014 (view all comments by The Civic Center)
Who would think that comedian Jerry Seinfeld is an introvert? He is, according to Self Promotion for Introverts by Nancy Ancowitz. Ancowitz, an introvert herself, is a freelance business communication coach. If you think of yourself as an introvert to any degree, and if you are looking for a job or pursuing a career as a freelancer, independent consultant, coach, or comedian, this book is for you.

The introduction explains the fundamentals of self-promotion and suggests some actions that you can immediately take to begin promoting yourself. This is followed by a deeper look into your worst enemy, self-doubt, and practical steps that help you overcome your doubts and build confidence in yourself. Some of this self-doubt may arise from negative stereotypes of introverts. Ancowitz neutralizes these stereotypes and emphasizes that almost all introverts possess at least some of the traits of extroverts and vice versa.

Ancowitz encourages you to take advantage of your introversion and other strengths to fortify your self-promotion. However, if you have difficulty articulating your strengths, then I would recommend completing assessments such as Strengths Finder (URL) or talking with your supervisors, coworkers, or customers. (The book mentions the Values in Action Signature Strengths Questionnaire.)

You not only have to know your strengths but also be able to convey them in way that addresses the real-world business needs of potential employers or clients. Ancowitz's coverage of this critical step in career advancement makes her book an invaluable guide.

After you have articulated the value that you can bring to others and identified people to contact, Ancowitz helps you formulate a strategy and objectives to help you accomplish your self-promotion goals. An important part of this is networking. Recognizing that networking is a common aversion among introverts, Ancowitz walks you through the steps of expanding your network and helps you overcome the excruciation and awkwardness that some might experience.

Other topics in the book include public speaking and its value in self-promotion, job hunting for introverts, and introvert-extrovert relations. Advice and encouragement from leaders in business, academia, journalism, politics, and the arts is found throughout the book. In the last chapter, Ancowitz recounts how she was able to get some of this material by approaching seemingly unapproachable persons, including former President Bill Clinton. Her experience could provide encouragement when you want to contact an important person in your field who seems out of reach.

Self Promotion for Introverts is a comprehensive guide to helping introverts craft an effective message and engage the people or organizations who would most appreciate it.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780071591294
Subtitle:
The Quiet Guide to Getting Ahead
Author:
Ancowitz, Nancy
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill
Subject:
Business Communication - General
Subject:
Careers - General
Subject:
Business Life - General
Subject:
Success in business
Subject:
Career development
Subject:
Business Communication
Copyright:
Publication Date:
October 2009
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
267
Dimensions:
9.02x6.48x.69 in. .85 lbs.

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Product details 267 pages McGraw-Hill - English 9780071591294 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Filled with tips....The author's tone is supportive and she does not argue that introverts should become live wires"
"Review" by , "Best Books 2009"
"Review" by , "Must-read fall books for IT execs"
"Review" by , "Self-Promotion for Introverts® is a primer on...helping 'quiet sorts' assert themselves by using their inherent tendencies in the most effective ways."
"Review" by , "Make Nancy's book your bible for crafting a plan to get the recognition you deserve."
"Review" by , "Ancowitz's book is not only a valuable resource for introverts who want to raise their profile in business and career, it also provides some effective behavioral insights for those who might consider themselves more on the extrovert side of the spectrum."
"Review" by , "Offers a solid dose of practical advice — alongside humorous anecdotes — for introverts to assert themselves by using their inherent tendencies in the most effective ways....Written in a practical, precise, and smart way, Ancowitz shows introverts how to take advantage of the unique qualities and strengths they can offer, but also how to network, build visibility, have a memorable impact on others, speak publicly, interview effectively, own their own strengths, and much more....One important thing to note is that the book is not about teaching an introvert to become an extrovert. The aim of the book is not to change people to be something they are not, but rather to refine them into the strongest versions of what they already are."
"Synopsis" by , The first book to focus on helping introverts connect with and articulate their strengths and passions, ultimately leading them to a more satisfying and successful work life.
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