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Communication Toolkit for Introverts by Patricia Weber

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Trust your instincts to contribute your way

Research suggests a meeting will be perceived as valuable if participants feel their participation is valued. One study by D. J. Leach from Leeds University Business School, S. G. Rogelberg from the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, P. B. Warr from the Institute of Work Psychology, and J. L. Burnfield from the Human Resources Organization, found involvement may be the most important factor in our rating of a meeting's effectiveness.

In Susan Cain's book, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking, chapter 9 is titled, "When Should You Act More Extroverted Than You Really Are?" Meetings, as I see it, might be one place to consider acting more introverted. We already understand ...

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