September 21, 2009

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Expanding on The Shy Connector: What do you want to see next?

I was surprised by how popular The Shy Connector became, with almost 6500 views in the last month. I’d stumbled across something other people had been struggling with, and the tips I shared resonated with people. A friend asked me if he could use the presentation in an upcoming technical conference expecting 1000 registrants. I offered to come up with a version specifically about helping people make the most of geek conferences, based on this braindump of conference networking tips I shared early this year.

That got me to thinking: What else do you want a shy connector’s take on? What other tips can I help put together?

Off the top of my head, I can imagine:

  • The Shy Connector’s Guide to Conferences
  • The Shy Connector’s Guide to Public Speaking
  • The Shy Connector’s Guide to Personal Branding
  • The Shy Connector’s Guide to Leadership
  • The Shy Connector’s Guide to Work
  • The Shy Connector’s Guide to Relationships
  • The Shy Connector’s Guide to Leverage
  • The Shy Connector’s Guide to Blogging
  • The Shy Connector’s Guide to Twitter
  • The Shy Connector’s Guide to Social Networks
  • The Shy Connector’s Guide to Books and Resources
  • … what else?

It would be fun to think about how introverts like me–like us?–can use natural inclinations, emerging trends, and new tools to connect without being fake. Lots of stick figures and stories will help keep things real.

I don’t know all of this stuff yet, but maybe we can explore this together!