I am very excited to announce that tonight’s #Blogchat will be co-hosted by my good friend Lisa Petrilli! Lisa will be joining us to discuss how introverts can use blogging to boost their careers!
If you’ve been following Lisa’s blog over the past year, you know that she’s written several extremely popular posts on how introverts use social media. As an introvert herself, Lisa understands how we communicate with others, and how we use social media. Plus, she launched her blog last year, which has become incredibly popular in a very short time, and has opened up many career possibilities for her as a result. So she’s the perfect person to lead this discusson!
Tonight’s #Blogchat (Sunday) will start at 8pm Central. Here’s the topics we’ll be discussing:
1 – What it means to be an introvert. What I love about Lisa is that she does a great job of explaining what our introversion means. What we often view as weaknesses, can actually be strengths!
2 – How a blog can boost your career. We’ll talk about how introverts can use their blogs to help them get a job, everything from getting an interview, to doing well on it, to getting the job! We’ll also talk about how introverts can leverage their blogs to help get promoted and lead others after getting that job!
3 – Finally, we’ll close with talking a bit about how introverted CEOs can blog and use it as a tool to communicate with and lead others.
Now tonight’s #Blogchat is special for another reason, as this will be the official launch party for Lisa’s new ebook, “The Introvert’s Guide to Success in Business and Leadership!” This is a project that Lisa has been working on for a LONG time, and I’m happy that #Blogchat can help others learn more about this ebook. Lisa was kind enough to give me a copy of the ebook, and I have to say that if you’re an introvert, or if you work with or lead introverts, you will love this ebook. What I love about Lisa’s approach is that she understands that introverts have certain advantages, and she always explains the situation in a way that makes sense to introverts.
For example, I am an introvert, but thanks to social media, I can be much more extroverted online! I have talked to many other introverts about this, and all of you have told me the same thing, one of the reasons that we love social media is that it makes it easier for us as introverts, to comfortably connect with others.
But for me, this can present a problem because most people only know me ‘online’ and via social media, so as a result, many people assume I am an extrovert. But since I am actually an introvert, when I attend conferences and events, this can be a disconnect for others. I actually struggled with this a bit at Blog World, because I went out to a few parties and I felt very uncomfortable trying to ‘network’ with strangers. Yet at the same time, I realized how this could be ‘hurting’ me if I am not as social offline as I am online.
So I was thrilled to see that Lisa addresses how introverts can network in her ebook. I won’t give away her secrets, but she explains exactly how she does it, and looking back, I realize now that if I had used the methods she described, Blog World’s networking events would have been a lot more comfortable for me. I will definitely use her advice at the next conference I attend!
Please do join us for tonight’s #Blogchat with Lisa, as it will be a fabulous discussion! And if you would like to purchase Lisa’s ebook, ““The Introvert’s Guide to Success in Business and Leadership,” you can click here to buy it on Amazon. Or if you click here and buy it from Lisa’s site, you can enter in code BLOGCHAT and get a 50% discount so it only costs $3.99! But please hurry, that code expires at Midnight tonight, Pacific time. And please note the ebook does include sections on how introverts can use social media, especially blogging, to succeed in business!
And in case you were wondering, no, Lisa isn’t paying me anything for all this gushing about her or her ebook or co-hosting #Blogchat. I am doing it because Lisa is a great friend and wonderful person, but also because I really do believe that she has created a wonderful ebook and that SHE was the person to write this ebook. Lisa has been a very wonderful and supportive friend to me and so many other people, and I believe that she deserves to see her good efforts rewarded. I know many of you think the world of Lisa like I do, and understand what I am saying 😉
See you all tonight at #Blogchat!