I am not a shy person .... or so most people think :)
Here is the truth. I actually am very nervous when I have to get in front of groups of people. One on one I'm probably ok, but the more people there are, the more I shake and sweat and panic.
So what do I do? I fake it! I make myself as visible as possible, pretend I totally have myself under control, get out there, get loud, get talkative, and make everyone thing I'm super confident.
It works every time!
Now you might ask why I do this - why I wouldn't just duck to the back and revel in my nervousness? Well, the answer is clear. The more I fake confidence, the more confidence I actually find in myself.
The more visible I am: the more friends I make, the more I can pitch my book, the more I can network and share interests, and the more I get known.
If I want to do well in my writing, networking, publicist work, and also in life, I have to make myself visible and put myself out there to get to know others and get known.
What do you do to become more visible?