Episode 31 – The Local Small Business Coach Podcast
Today’s Topic: Q & A: How Can an Introvert Drum Up Business?
In today’s episode: We discuss the various ways that an introvert must conduct business. While they don't go out and shakes hands and kiss babies, there are other things they can leverage to drum up business.
Welcome back to the Local Small Business Coach Podcast, I am your coach Tammy Adams.
Time for another question from one of you. Today’s question comes from Jason and his question is one that I can totally relate to. Since this is something I struggle with at times with as well.
Tammy, do you happen to have any advice for an introvert? I know I need to get out there and talk to people to create more sales for my business, but I just can’t seem to do it. Do you have any pointers? - Jason
Boy, do I feel you Jason! As a fellow introvert, I struggle with this every day. The interesting thing is, I have fooled many people through the years. When I was at Home Depot, I was always part of those personality tests that everyone likes to give. People were always shocked that I flagged as an introvert as they would have sworn I was an extrovert. I would actually get into debates with people. They would be confused by my ability to speak to my team or doing training events as meaning I must be an extrovert.
What most folks don’t realize is, introverts have the ability to speak to people about things they are passionate about. They can do this with one or many. Normally these groups have already been formed or they are already a captured audience. What introverts don’t want to do is go out and seek new relationships. If they had to go out and collect these people, it would never happen. But hey, if they were already there, that works.
Just know, that even if they must speak to a group, they will be dying inside but can pull it off as long as it is a topic they are passionate about like I mentioned.
But if you ask an introvert to just go up to random folks and start a conversation, we just can’t do it. You would think it would be easy since we are good at one on one and it isn’t a group but trust me it isn’t. We might stand there for 20 minutes trying to talk ourselves into it but in the end, we just walk away.
The extroverts out there, are thinking “what is so hard”? Just talk to them. They don’t bite. But to us, they just might. LOL
Now, one would think this skill would give extroverts the leg up in business. I’m sure in some cases it does but believe it or not, some of the best business people out there, are introverts. The key is to leverage what you are good at. Recognize what your strengths are and how you can get the most out of it.
Jason, Extroverts might win the race when it comes to getting out there shaking hands and kissing babies, but as an introvert that isn’t in your wheel house. I’d like to tell you that you will never have to speak to another person but we both know that perfect world doesn’t exist. LOL
Two things come to mind that I personally have used through the years.....
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