My first memory of Jonathon was reading an article he wrote and watching a talk he gave called How Introverts Can Survive in This Extroverted World in 2013 where he surprisingly walked off the stage mid-talk (see it at 3:16!) because he needed some introvert quiet time.
For years, I followed his writing and tweets, until Oct 2019 when, as luck would have it, we met for the first time at the IxDA Interaction conference in Sydney then again the IxDA conference in Milan 2020, before the world went to covid shit.
As introverts, many of us find it difficult speaking in public and struggle to be seen and heard in our organisations. In this session, we are lucky to someone who has done all of the above successfully.
Please welcome, our guest for The Quiet Achiever, Jonathon Colman.
We chatted with Jonathon about:
On The Quiet Achiever, Jonathon Colman shares practical techniques when giving speeches and what it’s like being an introverted manager managing a team of introverts.
The Quiet Achiever’s mission is to help introverts have impact and influence without pretending to be extroverts.
Tim Yeo shares tips and guidance for helping introverts have impact and influence without pretending to be extroverts.
In this talk from Ignite Seattle 19, Jonathon Colman dishes on what introversion is, what it isn’t, and specific tactics to hack ourselves and our interactions with others in order to survive in our extroverted world.
Some of your favorite conference speakers are introverts. Some of presenters that you like the most are very shy in public. Some of them may even be both, like me… and we don’t let it stop us. Rather, these very traits are the ones that power us forward. Don’t let them stop you, either!