Speaking Testimonials

“Susan Cain keynoted at our annual marquee event and was absolutely superb. Polished, relevant, and accessible, she connected with the audience immediately and held them in rapt attention throughout her presentation. Susan was our most popular speaker and I would recommend her for any engagement. This was one of the best experiences I have had working with a keynote speaker.” — Rachael Feigebaum, SVP, Events Program Producer, The Advertising Research Foundation
“Susan was great! Her presentation resonated greatly with our group, and it was surprising to find out how many introverts we have in a group of largely alpha males. Her book was also well received at dinner — all copies were gone!” — Klaris Tamazian, HighTower
“Susan was outstanding and people were blown away. We’ve brought a long list of accomplished speakers and thought leaders to Mercer Island and I have heard a number of people repeat that Susan was the best speaker we have ever had. I personally agree. Her message is salient, timely and crucial – especially for parents and teachers – and she is also warm, witty, engaging and articulate. She not only speaks softly, but with such kindness and humility that even when she disputes the value of group work in the classroom, teachers and administrators fully understand her without getting defensive. Back in the day when I taught, my Dean of Faculty described his job as “trying to herd cats.” I truly think Susan Cain would be successful herding even the most independent- minded cats over to the side of our quieter kids. On behalf of the entire Parent Edge team and Mercer Island Community, please thank her for her time, energy and passion.” — Jaymi Garvett, Parent Edge
“Last night was - in a word - terrific! You are truly remarkable in your ability to connect, be passionate about changing the way our culture values introverts, and genuinely cause people to THINK DIFFERENTLY. I have no doubt that your Quiet Revolution is going to be one of the seminal business/cultural shifts for this decade - and hopefully with lasting impact for many years to come. Thank you for sharing your warmth and enthusiasm with us: Womenetics and Porsche.” — Ellen Adair Wyche, VP Programming and Content, Womenetics
“Congrats to Susan Cain and Vijay Kumar who both just smashed the TED.com  record for week 1 talk views.” — Chris Anderson, TED curator
“You were a huge hit-you’ve been cited by many, many people as their favorite session — and I hope you enjoyed being with us as much as we enjoyed having you there and learning from you.” — Jeff Chu, Fast Company Magazine, Innovation Uncensored Conference 2012
“Susan’s talk on the power of introverts had me crying and cheering.” — Brené Brown, author and speaker
“Great presentation, and thank you for being a wonderful speaker. The presentation was an inspiration for seeing a new perspective on how viewing a balance between introverts and extroverts is essential to ensure all voices can be heard through the techniques you offered.” - Karen Ruby, Western Pensions and Benefits Conference 
“The talk Susan gave at our School was the best that I have heard in my fifteen years as Dean of two leading business schools. She also drew a record number of attendees.” - Mark Zupan, Dean of Simon Graduate School of Business at the University of Rochester
“Susan was absolutely fantastic, and the feedback we received from the attendees was full of praise. In a room of 200 high power women lawyers (mostly general counsel or deputy general counsel), Susan captured their full attention. She offered a new way of thinking about themselves and how to manage their teams. She was smart and funny (the best combination), and I would fully recommend her to any business audience.” - Claudia Salomon, DLA Piper Global Women’s Leadership Summit
“I wanted to let you know that we just completed a 2012 feedback survey, and the group continues to talk about you as a true highlight of the year and continues to strive to utilize some of your key “tips” of how to do things differently as leaders of cross functional teams. The feedback was very clear; you were very impactful!! So THANK YOU again for visiting us!!” — Fortune 500 Pharma Company
“Susan Cain…literally blew my mind with her research on the topic of introverts. The former Wall Street lawyer turned bestselling writer is a real inspirational speaker. Her book is considered a must-read for today’s business leaders.” — Anne-Marie Archambault, Editor-in-Chief of FACE/AD/BLOG, on the OFF/Infopresse Conference
“You made quite an impression on our employees – there were conversations on our internal blog and in the hallways about all the good things people felt while listening to you. One of our communications people was commenting on your ability to pick just the right word or phrase, even in the Q&A section. You’re a rock star here.” — James Keane, Steelcase
“THANK YOU again for the fabulous presentation at the J&J CDTL leadership forum. You received very positive feedback from the group, and [everyone] in the audience felt it was very instructive and impactful. I know many were still talking about it as we finished the day, and I have no doubt [they] will try to take their learning to [their] practice moving forward.” — Johnson & Johnson Leadership Forum
“I cannot underscore what a terrific job you did with your talk and how much of a pleasure it was to have the opportunity to meet you in person. You have outlined an immensely important issue when it comes to promoting more effective personal relations and business success and we are in your debt for both discovering it and then marshalling such passionate and persuasive arguments for why the issue matters. Thank you as well for being willing to sign all the copies of your book that you did.” — Rochester University
“You were magnificent, and we are so very grateful for the dedication and talent you gave this historic program.” — Lillie Richardella, Chief Executive Officer, International Women’s Forum, World Headquarters
“We had a fantastic event last week and Susan was utterly charming (as were her husband and boys!). She gave the most thought provoking presentation which had everybody analyzing themselves from then on – created much chat/discussion. She attended the dinner on the Friday night which was also great – more exposure to our guests which they love.” — Kate Trumper, Rexam Corporation

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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
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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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