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Don't Get Pushed Around: An Introvert's Guide to Getting What You Need at Work

with Ilise Benun

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About The Class

How to Overcome Your Shyness and Develop Skills That Will Propel You Forward

When it comes to getting ahead in the world of work, it seems that those who are bold, confident and willing to speak their minds are the ones who get the choicest projects and the loftiest promotions.

But what if you’re an introvert? What if you hate being the center of attention, get nervous before presentations, and avoid contact with your colleagues and superiors? Are you destined to remain on the lowest rungs of the corporate ladder?

According to Ilise Benun, an author and teacher known as the Marketing Mentor, the answer is an emphatic “No!” Ilise has created a treasure trove of tools and techniques to help the shyest and quietest among us succeed in the workplace. She’ll show you how to embrace your introversion while also learning the skills you need to advance your career and become a leader at work.

In this class, you’ll learn how to:

  • Conquer your shyness and present yourself confidently.
  • Assert yourself when you need to, speak up at meetings and get recognized.
  • Take the credit you deserve for your accomplishments.
  • Communicate your strengths and what you’re capable of to the right people.
  • Identify when you’re feeling shy or fearful and how to handle it.
  • Observe other personality types and adjust your behavior accordingly.
  • Develop your confidence with concrete exercises.
  • Find your personal networking style so you can get what you want.
  • Improve your communication, presentation and meeting skills.

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Introduction to Workshop

  2. 02

    How to Develop the Confidence to Ask For What You Need

  3. 03

    Defining Confidence

  4. 04

    When do You Need Confidence

  5. 05

    Your Confidence Meter

  6. 06

    Getting to Know Yourself

  7. 07

    Doing Shy

  8. 08

    When Fear Gets in the Way

  9. 09

    What do You Need at Work

  10. 10

    Getting to Know Everyone Else

  11. 11

    Learn to Read People

  12. 12

    Are You Listening

  13. 13

    Skills for Networking

  14. 14

    Tools for Connecting

  15. 15

    Getting In and Out of Conversations

  16. 16

    Skills for In Person Meetings

  17. 17

    Presenting Your Work

  18. 18

    Playing Other Roles

  19. 19

    Skills for Virtual Meetings

  20. 20

    Effective Communication Tools

  21. 21

    When to Write

  22. 22

    When to Call or Text

  23. 23

    When an Introvert Has to be a Salesperson

  24. 24

    Boast-free Self Promotion

  25. 25

    Skills & Strategies for Self Employed Introverts: Marketing Yourself

  26. 26

    Call to Action


Meet Your Expert

Ilise Benun

Ilise Benun is an author, business coach, national speaker, the founder of and adjunct faculty at Pratt Institute and Maryland Institute College of Art, host of the Get Better Clients Bootcamp and a Program Partner for HOW Design Live, the largest design conference in the U.S. ... read more

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  • pdf Exercise files for Introverts
  • pdf Ilise Benun Sample Chapter
  • pdf Resources for Introverts

85% of students recommend this class.
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  • Susan


    January 2018

    It was interesting to learn from your program what experiences other people have in certain situations and how similar or different they are to mine. And that’s it’s ok to “own” your inner introvert, and to work with it instead of against it. The good thing is, the more self-aware we become, the more aware and sensitive we can be towards others, thanks to shared knowledge and programs like yours. So thank you Ilise, for an enlightening program. I look forward to going back over it sometime.

  • Laurie Hagedorn

    Laurie Hagedorn

    December 2017

    Ilise Benun is so easy to listen to! The information and messages she shares with us are valuable, up to date, and easily understood! I can't wait to hear more from her and will refer her to others who will benefit from her lessons!

  • Tiffany Butler

    January 2018

    Perspective is everything. I left feeling more comfortable with the idea that life, as Ilise puts it, "is an experiment," and I don't have to know everything in order to be good at what I do. I can learn, adapt and modify as I go. The fear of being "found out" is what keeps plenty of us needlessly hiding behind the mask of introversion. Another big takeaway—don't assume you know what others are thinking/doing. I break this rule routinely and assume the worst, which is almost never the reality of the situation. I made it my NY resolution to stop doing that! Thanks, Ilise.

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