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100 Ways to Overcome Shyness
Go From Self-Conscious to Self-Confident
Barton Goldsmith, PhD, Marlena Hunter, MA
ISBN: 9781601633699
Red Wheel Weiser, Career Press
5.25 x 8.25 Inches
224 pages
August 17, 2015


100 Ways to Overcome Shyness is a powerful collection of useful information, case studies, and exercises on how to manage your shyness so you can communicate with people you don't know very well (or at all) in a wide range of personal and professional settings and circumstances.

Easy-to-use conversation starters are interspersed with lists and exercises throughout the book. There are also chapters on getting out of awkward conversations graciously, plus valuable tips and insights for those with social anxiety or on the Autism spectrum on how to deal with their particular type of shyness. Each chapter also contains talking points to give you springboards for discussion.

100 Ways to Overcome Shyness will show you how to:

  • Feel more comfortable at parties, meetings, and group gatherings

  • Navigate your way through awkward situations

  • Deal positively with the fear of rejection

  • Communicate more effectively at work and in your daily life

  • Handle arguments and other emotional situations

  • Deal effectively with difficult people

    If you feel your shyness has held you back and prevented you from living a full life, 100 Ways to Overcome Shyness will give you the tools you need to change your life, once and for all.

Barton Goldsmith, PhD, is an award-winning psychotherapist, author, and motivational speaker who has consulted with hundreds of companies worldwide. His columns have run in nearly 500 publications over the past decade, including the Chicago Sun-Times, Los Angeles Business Journal, and Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He has been featured on CNN, Good Morning America, Fox & Friends, CBS News, and NBC News. He also hosts a weekly radio show on NPR/KCLU, the award-winning radio station in Southern California. He lives in Westlake Village, California.

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Marlena Hunter, MA, is a University of California graduate with a degree in psychology and several years of experience in clinical settings as a marriage and family therapist. She studied psychoanalysis at Sigmund Freud University in Vienna and received European credits. She has also written for

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