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Susan Cain          

Bestselling Author; Lecturer; Expert on Culture & The Power of Introverts

In an increasingly social world, Susan Cain shifts our focus to help us reconsider the role of introverts, outlining their many strengths and vital contributions. Like A Whole New Mind and Stumbling on Happiness, Cains book, Quiet: The Power of Introverts In a World That Can't Stop Talking, is a paradigm-changing lodestar that shows how dramatically our culture has come to misunderstand and undervalue introverts. You would think Cain, a Princeton and Harvard Law School-educated author, would be your typical, self-confident, pound-the-table kind of person; in fact, she's just the opposite. She'd rather read than socialize, and she thinks before she speaks (softly). But far from considering these disadvantageous traits, Cain owes her success to them.

Cain has practiced corporate law for seven years, representing clients like General Electric, and is a negotiations consultant, training everyone from hedge fund managers to TV producers to college grads navigating their first jobs. Cain has used her time in corporate boardrooms, together with her experience as both a student and teacher of negotiation, to create uniquely informative talks.


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A Quiet Revolution: Changing How We Work, Lead and Innovate

Did you know that many of the most effective business and political leaders possess traits typically associated with introverts (e.g., “soft-spoken,” “quiet,” “thoughtful”) Did you know that some of our most creative and innovative moments come during times of solitary introspection, as opposed to in group or team settings? As todays leaders are all too aware, one of the central challenges of any business is to bring out the best in its employees—employees of vast and varied personality types and abilities. This is true regardless of institution—military, government, private or public. Drawing on years of research and the latest in neuroscience and psychology, Susan Cain—best-selling author, Co-Founder of Quiet Revolution, LLC, and renowned expert in leadership and innovation—delivers an enlightening, relatable and practical presentation that will radically change your view of the best way to develop leaders, manage teams, make smart hires and stimulate innovation.

Quiet Kids: How Our Education System Can Teach Introverted Students

A central challenge of any educational system is to bring out the best in all its students. This means providing a robust learning experience for both introverted and extroverted children. Yet too often with introvertswho comprise nearly a half of every classroomwe simply ask them to act like extroverts. This is a serious waste of quiet children's considerable and under-noticed talents, not to mention their energy and happiness. In an enlightening and practical talk, Susan Cain shows us that introverted children possess gifts that enhance the culture of any classroom, and are crucial to the survival of our society. Drawing on her original research, compiled over years, Cain answers a plethora of questions, including how and when to use group work, grade on class participation and use social media in the classroom. Passionate yet coolly reasoned, Cain will radically change your view of the best way to cultivate the talents of quiet children, develop their leadership skills and create a classroom culture designed for introverts and extroverts alike. This is an urgent and necessary talk for anybody concerned with the state of education today.


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