Talking with Confidence for the Painfully Shy: How to Overcome Nervousness, Speak Up and Speak Out

Talking with Confidence for the Painfully Shy: How to Overcome Nervousness, Speak Up and Speak Out

Talking with Confidence for the Painfully Shy: How to Overcome Nervousness, Speak Up and Speak Out in Any Social or Business Situation
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Talking with Confidence for the Painfully Shy is much about “speaking in public” as it is about “public speaking, ” Talking with Confidence for the Painfully Shy can help even the most shy person speak up and speak out in any business or social situation.

If 75 percent of all adults consider themselves to be shy in one or more social or business situations, this is the book that can help. Gabor shares techniques he has used in conversation workshops since 1980. The examples and exercises are intended to help victims of shyness build confidence while overcoming nervousness and fear of rejection or even potential hostility. The book is divided into three useful sections. Part one, “Kicking the Shyness Habit,” explains how to change the way one talks to oneself, share interests, and display a sense of humor. Part two, “Speaking in Social Situations,” discusses small talk, mingling at parties, hosting a get-together, making toasts, developing phone relationships, and avoiding “toxic conversations.” Part three, “Speaking in Business Situations,” suggests how to survive interviews, give a speech, negotiate, network, conduct meetings, and deal with difficult clients. It even recommends ways to make new business contacts on airplanes. This is a straightforward, practical guide for people who wants to learn to flex their communication muscles.

Whether you’re perpetually shy or you just shy away from certain situations, Don Gabor can help you communicate with ease and effectiveness. First, he explains how to break life-long patterns of shyness through the process of conquering butterflies. Then, he provides guidance for strengthening interactive skills.