John Stepper

The idea of working out loud – using social platforms to make your work observable and to narrate your work in progress – is becoming more popular. Yet even some who see the value of working out loud will say it’s not right for them.

“I don’t like to toot my own horn.”

“I’m more comfortable quietly doing a good job.”

“It’s fine for extraverts, but what about everybody else?”

Well, working out loud is good for introverts, too – maybe especially so. Here’s why.

The power of introverts

Over 3 million people have viewed Susan Cain’s TED Talk on “The power of introverts.”

In a culture where being social and outgoing are prized above all else, it can be difficult, even shameful, to be an introvert. But…introverts bring extraordinary talents and abilities to the world, and should be encouraged and celebrated.

And in her book, “Quiet”, she makes a…

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  1. If you don’t publicize no one would know the work that was accomplish. Sometimes when things get done and the story of how it was done was not told, people take things for granted.

    Social media plays an important role in the way we communicate and will continue to be a driving force in years to come.

    • Will – I totally agree. I also recognize that it’s something I need to improve on. As in the post I don’t like tooting my own horn and have to make a conscious effort to do so. Ideally people would recognize my contribution without it having to be pointed out…but that is probably not something that is going to happen without some nudging.

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