Whether you’re an introvert or an extrovert, you don’t want to miss bestselling author Susan Cain at PTK Catalyst 2018.
For a self-described introvert, Susan Cain is speaking to a lot of large audiences these days — and in April, PTK Catalyst 2018 will be one of them.
Her book, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, has sold more than 2 million copies worldwide. Her 2012 TED Talk on the book has been viewed more than 17 million times online. Since that time Cain has given speeches, been interviewed by multiple news outlets, and published her work on the subject in a wide variety of newspapers, magazines, and online blogs.
Cain considers herself a champion of those who don’t advertise themselves — she started Quiet Revolution, an organization focused on the education, work, and lifestyle of introverts. She has worked with companies and organizations like General Electric, NASA, and Procter and Gamble better understand the strengths of their introverted employees.
In her latest book, Quiet Power: The Secret Strengths of Introverts, she’s taking her message about introverts to teenagers. Though the book is written for young adults, it’s also a tool for teachers and parents.
After attending Princeton University and Harvard Law School, Cain became a consultant who taught executives how to negotiate, understanding that their anxiety was often rooted in childhood.
“In our society, the ideal self is bold, gregarious, and comfortable in the spotlight,” she said. “We like to think we value individuality, but mostly we value the type of individual who’s comfortable ‘putting himself (or herself) out there.'”
Cain will challenge PTK Catalyst attendees to capitalize on their own natural strengths, yet welcome the different leadership styles others bring to the conversation.
To learn where you fall on the introvert-extrovert spectrum please visit https://www.quietrev.com/the-introvert-test/.