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Posts from the ‘Mingling with a Method’ Category

Practice Your Mingle Technique? There is an app for that!

January 28th, 2013


This is a picture of icons I have printed on paper and cut out with scissors. It might not look pretty, but it IS old school. It is the kind of thing I did back in kindergarten. Do you wonder why I did this now? Ask about that or other things in the comments below. I will answer within 47 hours.

For some time now I have dreamt of writing av book. So why is it I find myself having started making an app instead? What can I say? I don´t really know why yet. Join me in making this app and maybe after a while you will understand why it is worth doing?

Maybe I Don´t Know WHY, But I Do Know What

If we succeed in making a useful app, I know WHAT we will have created together. A way to make it easier to practice mingle techniques, alone. I will explain later why it is beneficial for you to practice mingle techniques alone. Let me just say this.

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Introvert Thursday: 5 Mingle Techniques You May Practice Alone

January 14th, 2013


If you have introverted thraits, do you benefit from “arming” yourself with preparation before going into the mingle “war”?

Thursday I will meet a group of hand picked individuals who have reached a decision. A deliberate decision to practice mingling weekly. They wish to exercise their mingle technique to improve it. Why? Let me ask you this first. Last time you walked into a room crowded with strangers did you think something along the lines of “Geez! Who are all these People?!” Let me ask you one more question. Do you think you would have felt better if you had exercised your mingle technique before throwing yourself into the mingle “war”? If you are the type who like to be prepared, read on!

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You Can Become a Great Networker, if You are an Introvert Part 1

December 13th, 2012


How can you train yourself to become a great networker? These seven pictures give you a simple method. Follow the system and practice, practice, practice.

You are competent at your work and an introvert. See! First step was easy! Not sure if you are you an Introvert? More about introverts in a blogpost I will write next year.

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December 1st, 2012


Listen to Quiet on your favorite mp3 player. Buy the Audible version by clicking on the image above. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, a must read book for you, if you are less than extrovert. By Susan Cain.

“Deliberate Practice” Alone

Listen to Ola Vea read from “Quiet” page 80 about the research of psychologist Anders Ericsson and his question: How do extraordinary achievers get to be so great at what they do? Ericsson´s research shows how the great violinists have more hours doing «deliberate practice» ALONE than the  other proffessional violinists.

The North and South of Temperament

Are you introvert or extrovert? Listen to Ola Vea read from “Quiet” page 10 about the differences between introversion and extroversion.

Do the introvert – extrovert quiz here.

Are you introvert or extrovert? How to interpret your answers? Listen to Ola Vea read from “Quiet” page 14.


Shy or Introvert?

What is the difference between being shy and being introvert? Listen to Ola Vea read from “Quiet” page 117 about the differences between introversion and shyness.

Read Quiet on your favorite device with a Kindle app. Buy the Kindle version buy clicking on the image below.

Read Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking as a paperback. A must read book for you, if you are less than extrovert. By Susan Cain.

Listen to Tom Erik Støwer and me discuss Devora Zacks book Networking for People Who Hate Networking: A Field Guide for Introverts, the Overwhelmed, and the Underconnected on The Bookcasting Podcast.

Buy the audible version of Networking for People Who Hate Networking: A Field Guide for Introverts, the Overwhelmed, and the Underconnected



How Do You Help People You Meet?

November 5th, 2012


I have been out mingling, you know honing my skills. Now, I am intent on following up with several people. I have just met a young lady and from what she told me about her job, I think she could make good use of a particular book. I think about emailing her an amazon link, but quickly change my mind and decide to give her the actual book. Below are pictures of people and the books I have given them. Do you know some of them?

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