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Book Talk: Quiet--The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talkin...

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Jefferson Community and Technical College, Downtown Campus

Health Science Hall, Room 164

110 West Chestnut Street

Louisville, KY 40202

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"At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over working in teams. It is to introverts—Rosa Parks, Chopin, Dr. Seuss, Steve Wozniak—that we owe many of the great contributions to society.

In Quiet, Susan Cain argues that we dramatically undervalue introverts and shows how much we lose in doing so. She charts the rise of the Extrovert Ideal throughout the twentieth century and explores how deeply it has come to permeate our culture. She also introduces us to successful introverts—from a witty, high-octane public speaker who recharges in solitude after his talks, to a record-breaking salesman who quietly taps into the power of questions. Passionately argued, superbly researched, and filled with indelible stories of real people, Quiet has the power to permanently change how we see introverts and, equally important, how they see themselves."

Faculty and staff are invited to come discuss the workplace and classroom applications of Susan Cain's book Quiet with Taylor U'Sellis (extrovert) and April Pennington (introvert). Books will be provided to those who register by Friday, Dec. 1 and should be delivered in time for you to read over the winter break.

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110 West Chestnut Street

Louisville, KY 40202

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