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Bob Parsons on Shyness


I have to share this great video by my CEO, Bob Parsons. Public speaking is a huge confidence booster in all aspects of life. This can relate to ones leadership ability, the effectiveness of networking opportunities, how socially inclined and approachable you are and most importantly confidence.

Lessons Learned from Bob’s video:

  • Everyone is shy to a certain degree
  • Work on your shyness each and everyday
  • Learn from people you admire
  • Don’t worry about what other people think
  • It’s your opinion of yourself that really counts
  • Be flexible in social situations
  • Confront every social situation with kindness and interest
  • Think about your interactions with other people
  • Don’t ever beat yourself up about anything
  • Be aware of people that are shy and go out of your way to interact with them
  • People who are socially inclined have more opportunities
I read an article in Forbes magazine a few years ago that said there is a direct correlation between the amount of money you make and the amount of speeches you give per year. I’ve wanted to join Toast Masters for years, but have been putting it off due to shyness and a busy schedule. After watching this video I enrolled and start my first class ¬†tomorrow afternoon. I encourage you to do the same. You can find more words of wisdom from Bob Parsons at
“We’re not here for a long time; we’re here for a good time.”- Bob Parsons

By Nima Jacob Nojoumi
By Nima Jacob Nojoumi
Die hard entrepreneur, startup adviser, world traveler, blogger, inbound marketing addict and evangelist of the American Dream. Helping people is my passion, business is my vehicle.
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  • Tim at ShyFAQ

    Good tips,

    Shyness can be conquered. It just requires motivation.

    I believe a key component of becoming more outgoing is learning how to acquire conversational skills.

    Trouble thinking of things to talk about is one key reason shy people are anxious around others. Fortunately there are ways that you can improve your conversational skills.

    An important way is to keep up with the news. Another way is to think up topics of conversation in advance of entering the situation, such as a party. And, of course, showing interest in other people is also important. You need to be a good listener.

  • NJN

    @ Tim– Thank you very much for the response and words of wisdom. Please let me know if I can ever be of assistance to you.

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