3 Resources for Introverts Participating in Conferences | #introverts #conferences #resources #socialnetworking #tips #MLIS #LIS

The Introvert’s Guide to Conferences | Rachelle Gardner
Okay, so you notice there’s no shortage of advice out there about how to make the most of a conference. But what about those of us who are introverts? It can be even more difficult for us to navigate these social situations. Oh, how we envy our extrovert friends! Are there any special tips for people like us?

Conference Proposals 101: What, When, and How to Submit Yours | Infonista
As you grow your LIS career, one of the most effective ways to build your professional reputation and visibility is to present at conferences. You’ll have a chance to share your expertise with colleagues interesting in learning more about your topic, and create credibility for your professional knowledge. If you’ve never gone through the proposal process, however, it can be a bit daunting at first. Rest assured, it’s actually a pretty simple process.

How Introverts Can Make the Most of Conferences | HBR
For introverts, attending a conference can feel exhausting. But if you avoid conferences — or just avoid talking to anyone while attending them — it can hurt your career and your business. The good news is that you don’t have to go against the grain of your own personality to get value from conferences and other networking events. For some practical advice on the best ways to handle conferences as an introvert, we turned to Susan Cain, author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talkingand co-founder of Quiet Revolution.

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Collection of Links: Importance of Being Introverted

Watching the Susan Cain TED talk inspired me to round up some links on the importance of introverts in business.

TED 2012: Susan Cain: The Power of Introverts from boingboing

The Fortunes Of Solitude: Susan Cain On Introverts, The “New Groupthink,” And The Problems With Brainstorming from FastCompany

Introverts Are Joining the Internet Party from Huffington Post’s The Blog

An Introvert’s Guide to Networking from Harvard Business Review

How Introverts Can Become Better Innovators from Harvard Business Review

Cultivating Charisma: How Personal Magnetism Can Help (Or Hurt) You At Work from Fast Company

Advice for New Professionals from SLA Future Ready 265

Somewhat dated 4 Ways Technology Can Enable Your Inner Introvert post from The Atlantic.