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The Yin and Yang of Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr.

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My Notes From TED 2013 | @SusanCain

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My TED Talk

Here it is, the latest installment in my Year of Speaking Dangerously — a TED talk in Long Beach, California. Hope you enjoy!


Adele, the Introvert? (Plus, More News from the QUIET Media Blitz)

Hi everyone, Take a look at this Anderson Cooper interview of Adele, on her discomfort with fame — and her stage fright: (Plenty of extroverts suffer stage fright too, of course, and some introverts love the stage — but see what you think.) “Adele: I wanted to be a singer forever. But it’s not really […]


Public Speaking for the Soft-Spoken

“Be yourself. Don’t feel you need to mimic the testosterone level of a motivational speaker. You will look and feel fake. Robert Kennedy never tried to copy Martin Luther King’s rhetorical skills. RFK was soft-spoken. He owned that. And as a result, was every bit as affecting as King.” This quote comes from a terrific Harvard […]


QUIET, the Movie, is Coming Soon!

Hi everyone, I’m excited to report that we just finished shooting a one-minute movie about QUIET. The whole project was spearheaded by my awesome publisher, Crown Publishing. (Crown is ridiculously devoted to the cause of QUIET: The Book, and to the Quiet Revolution in general, and I’m grateful to be working with them.) When Crown […]


Seven Public Speaking Tips from Gina Barnett, a Communications Coach For TED Speakers and C-Suite Leaders

My latest step in my Year of Speaking Dangerously was to make an appointment with the lovely Gina Barnett, a respected consultant who works with many CEOs and TED speakers. Gina is a former actor and playwright whose goal is to teach non-actors what actors know about the body and voice. Yesterday was our first […]

Quiet: The Book

- Wall Street Journal

Bill Gates names "The Power of Introverts" one of his all-time favorite TED Talks.

Best Nonfiction Book of 2012

QUIET has been voted the best nonfiction book of 2012


1. There’s a word for “people who are in their heads too much”: thinkers.

2. Our culture rightly admires risk-takers, but we need our “heed-takers” more than ever.

3. Solitude is a catalyst for innovation.

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