I'm starting to read this.
I've only read the introduction so far, but I'm already hooked.
Partly because, to be honest, I'm sort of shy and introverted myself. I've managed to get by in an industry, and a culture at large, that seems to value people who can talk, rather than the people who can think. Anything that can help me is valued.
I suspect I'm not alone, especially amongst planners.
Even more acutely, I really don't know why I'm shy in groups and fear small talk, yet make me do presentation and, these days, I seem to do okay, I even enjoy it.
It used to be the same with swimming, the more important it got, the better I seemed to perform.
I'm hoping to find the reason and ways to channel the 'presenter' a little more.
It's not an uncommon malady.
Prince is famously shy, yet a titan of a live performer, while many stand-up comics are far from funny, even confident in person.
I'll let you know what I discover.