Self-Promotion for Introverts® Author – Nancy Ancowitz

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In today’s tough economy and ruthlessly competitive job market, nobody can afford to go unnoticed. Too often, introverts get passed over while their chattier – although not necessarily more gifted – colleagues get the jobs and the promotions. But it doesn’t have to be that way, according to business communication coach Nancy Ancowitz, author of Self-Promotion for Introverts®(McGraw-Hill).

If schmoozing and working a room aren’t your forte, there’s nothing wrong with you. But to get wherever you want to go in your career, you will need a different approach – one grounded in your strengths and passions. While introverts face obstacles, surprisingly, they have many untapped advantages.

To help anyone find their voice, create their signature presence and speak their truth in a big clear voice, Ancowitz interviewed HR and leadership experts as well as uber investor Warren Buffett, basketball star Magic Johnson, Hearst Magazines president Cathie Black, former president Bill Clinton, and marketing guru Seth Godin. What she found is timely advice for introverts, extroverts and everyone in between.

Whether you are aiming to get hired or promoted, avoid getting laid off, promoting your own business, selling a product, or just want to be heard and recognized, you’ll find such useful tips on:

  • Jumpstarting your visibility
  • Using your introverted preferences (e.g., writing, researching, listening) to your advantage
  • Promoting yourself without bragging
  • Managing negative self-talk – those voices of self-doubt in your head
  • Public speaking for private people
  • Networking without a bullhorn, both online and offline
  • Interview skills and résumés that emphasize your accomplishments

Never again will you worry that being true to yourself might hold you back. Nancy will help you find your own style, harness your quiet strengths, create a combination of self-promotion activities that agrees with your personality, and launch an action plan right away.

Reviews of Self-Promotion for Introverts®

“Currently winning our race for most intriguing book title of 2009 is the oxymoronic ‘Self-Promotion for Introverts’ by Nancy Ancowitz (McGraw Hill).The ‘how to’ book is filled with tips (rehearse is a favorite). The author’s tone is supportive and she does not argue that introverts should become live wires. But what else would you expect from a book whose subtitle is ‘the quiet guide to getting ahead’?” The New York Times, book review

“Best Books 2009” Publishers Weekly

“Best Book Gifts” ABC News

“Must Read Fall Books for IT Execs” CIO Insight

Who is Nancy?

Nancy Ancowitz is the author of Self-Promotion for Introverts®: The Quiet Guide to Getting Ahead (McGraw-Hill) and a business communication coach specializing in career advancement and presentation skills. Her clients range from CEOs to emerging leaders in the business and creative worlds. She has spoken at New York University, Columbia University, the 92nd Street Y, and the Smithsonian Institution. Ancowitz is a blogger for Psychology Today, and she’s also appeared in,,, the New York Times, Newsday, WABC-TV Eyewitness News, 1010 WINS radio, Self, Woman’s Day, and Gotham magazines. Previously, Nancy managed marketing communications for a multibillion-dollar business as a vice president at JPMorgan Chase & Co. Subscribe to her blog at