DiscoverScaling UP! H2O096 The One That Helps Introverts
096 The One That Helps Introverts

096 The One That Helps Introverts

Update: 2019-07-26


096 The One That Helps Introverts

Episode 96: Show Notes

Well, Kermit the Frog said It’s not easy being green, but it’s not easy being introverted either.  It may be hard for the Scaling UP! Nation! To believe, but introducing myself in a crowdy room doesn’t come naturally for me.  Through the years I have been able to work of a few tricks that I do to help in this situation.  I have also found that getting started is the hardest part for me.  Once I get started, I'm OK. 

A family friend of mine, Donna Srader of The Texas Tech University Career Center has written a webinar series on this very issue.  As you will find from this interview, there are many different levels of introversion and introversion does not mean shy.  Even though many think that it does.  It is my hope that you can take several items from my interview with Donna that will help you get out there and meet people. 

More about Donna Srader: 

As an introvert, Donna Srader has excelled in a career that has “clients” come to her! As a lead counselor at the Texas Tech University Career CenterDonna has counseled, advised, and coached countless numbers of students and some alumni through the job search process. In addition, she has advised students through her service in the Texas Tech College of Engineering and Honors College as well as at the University of Texas at Dallas. She is an active member of several professional organizations, including SOACE and the National Career Development Association, although she freely admits that she is working to better her networking skills! Also, if you have read this far, Donna would like you to know that she has singlehandedly prevented the zombie apocalypse. How you ask? By planning for it – planning avoids many problems and minimizes the problems that cannot be avoided! 

Key Points From This Episode:

  • Learning new things [0:00:37]  
  • Exchange Information [0:01:45]  
  • Assessment Test [0:03:35] 
  • Difference between Introverted and being Shy [0:06:07 
  • Networking Confessions of an Introvert [0:07:36] 
  • Tips (on remembering names) [0:10:37] 
  • Don’t let that last person down? [0:15:03] 
  • Tips to Make the Most from Networking Events [0:15:46] 
  • Setting Goals [0:20:58] 
  • Networking Event Tips for Introverts [0:26:36]  
  • Walk over yourself [0:31:19]
  • And a lot more!


"Multiply your efforts by working with somebody else" @traceblackmore @donnasrader #scalinguph2o #scalingup #scalinguppodcast #scalingupnation #TheOneThatHelpsIntroverts #introverts #ConfessionsofanIntrovert

"Get over being shy so we can all profit from knowing people through networking" @traceblackmore @donnasrader #scalinguph2o #scalingup #scalinguppodcast #scalingupnation #TheOneThatHelpsIntroverts #introverts #ConfessionsofanIntrovert

Planning avoids many problems and minimizes the problems that cannot be avoided! @donnasrader @traceblackmore #scalinguph2o #scalingup #scalinguppodcast #scalingupnation #TheOneThatHelpsIntroverts #introverts #ConfessionsofanIntrovert

"Every conversation starts with small talk" @donnasrader @traceblackmore #scalinguph2o #scalingup #scalinguppodcast #scalingupnation #TheOneThatHelpsIntroverts #introverts #ConfessionsofanIntrovert

"Practice how to move beyond of the small talk" @donnasrader @traceblackmore #scalinguph2o #scalingup #scalinguppodcast #scalingupnation #TheOneThatHelpsIntroverts #introverts #ConfessionsofanIntrovert  

"Connection is so much better than getting fifty (50) business cards" @donnasrader @traceblackmore #scalinguph2o #scalingup #scalinguppodcast #scalingupnation #TheOneThatHelpsIntroverts #introverts #ConfessionsofanIntrovert

Links Mentioned on this episode:

Donna Srader on LinkedIn

Texas Tech University Career Center


The Secret Lives of Introverts by Jenn Granneman   

The Introvert's Guide to Professional Success by Joyce Shelleman 

Autobiography by Eleanor Roosevelt 









096 The One That Helps Introverts

096 The One That Helps Introverts