Despite the fact that I talk a mile a minute and love a good gathering, I am an introvert.
Working at home, it’s not such a big deal. Attending conferences, like Social Media Marketing World, which I attended a few weeks ago? Well, that’s another matter entirely.
What Exactly is an Introvert?
For those of you extroverts who don’t understand what the other side of the coin looks like, let me break it down simply:
Introverts are easily drained when around lots of people for long periods of time.
My husband is an introvert. He’d rather snarl alone from inside his dank, dusty cave than go to a party. I swear, he’s rubbed off on me. And while I love being around my friends, after a big event, I’m knackered.
So why would I put myself in the position of being around thousands of strangers — much less volunteering as Event Staff and talking to most of those strangers, you ask?
I’m a sucker. No, of course not! I couldn’t let such a good opportunity pass me by to meet influencers in my industry and network for potential business. Now I’ll share my secrets to survival with you.