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!

  • I look forward to reading the slides on Personal Branding and Blogging!

  • Gisela

    I would love to see one on blogging, and public speaking!

  • Shannan

    All of those topics sound great. As a fellow IBMer and shy introvert, I’m definitely interested in this information!

  • Raymond Zeitler

    I’m surprised to learn that you consider yourself introverted. I’m curious, what’s your Myers-Briggs personality type? Mine is iNfP. (I use lowercase to denote weak aspects of my personality.)

  • In the right mood, I get a buzz from public speaking and events, so I do have some aspects of extroversion. Most of the time, however, I prefer to be by myself or in a small group. I actually prefer small groups over one-on-one conversations because small groups let me listen more. ;)

    My favorite way to spend the evening? Enjoying some quiet time at home instead of going out and partying. =)

    I’m NP on the Myers-Briggs too, switching between E/I and T/F depending on context.