As we know, introverts are often drained by too much social interaction. But that isn’t always the case. There are times when we’re nurtured by social interaction – if it’s meaningful to us. That’s why I can sit for hours with a small group of friends and have deep conversations. Where the interactions become challenging is when I am with a lot of people and the conversations stay on a casual, surface level – in other words, small talk. I’ve long dreaded having to make small talk, an attitude that doesn’t help when I go to networking or other professional events.
I decided it’s time for an attitude adjustment. And I met the perfect person, Melissa Wadsworth, to provide a reframe of small talk, for me and for anyone else who thinks of it as a necessary evil. Along the way, we also talk about the Law of Attraction and seeing your introversion as a valuable asset.
Melissa is an inspirational speaker, dream life coach, conscious communications expert and the author of Small Talk Savvy. She describes herself as “introverted, creative, intuitive, and highly observant,” and she is passionate about using her gifts of empathetic listening, transformational questioning, and intuitive insights to help clients go from Blocked to Brilliant™ as they release limiting perspectives, beliefs and behaviors.
Angie Macdonald says
Hi Beth. I am a London-based web designer and I am so happy that I found your podcast! I've been listening to it while at the gym and it has been so comforting to realise that I am one of many. In fact, I've been so inspired by your podcast that I've written a blog post about it on my web design blog. I hope you enjoy the post. Keep up the good work!
Beth Buelow, ACC says
Angie, thank you so much for your very kind words and your excellent blog post! I appreciate your authenticity and willingness to share your story. Here's to bringing more positive introvert energy into the world!
My recent post How to Keep Your Words From Going In One Ear & Out the Other
Wedding Favors says
I have to admit that I used to be an introvert but I think being on an introversion can be resolved. It is just a small personality problem that we all can do something about. This is actually a nice post and a real eye opener for everybody out there.
Chicago Remodeling says
I like the post. I think I can relate to this a lot. Thanks for sharing!