Chapter 1 - Introduction
Things you need to know about shyness plus overview and background to the ebook.
Chapter 2 - Keeping shyness in perspective
A lot of shy people tend to think they're the only ones who are shy. But shyness is actually experienced by up to 85 percent of the population. Further, being shy doesn't come naturally. We have to work at it by making scary mental pictures to set up negative expectations. This chapter shows how we can change those expectations simply by switching the mental imagery. We also look at how a lot of people have learned to cover up their shyness by adopting 'masks'. We'll see how we can recognise and deal with these.
Chapter 3 - A mental strategy to defuse shyness
Shy people tend to dwell too much on their own anxiety - and actually magnify it in their own minds. But when you switch your attention onto others, and learn how easily you can help them by making them feel important and appreciated, it completely changes the dynamics. Now people become interested in YOU because you're interested in THEM. You'll learn some fun techniques to do this, including some great lines to have running through your mind to keep your focus off yourself and onto others.
Chapter 4 - How to start being more popular right now
Popular people are those who always seem to be more interested in finding out about others rather than talking about themselves. After all, it does people egos good to feel they're more than just a face in the crowd. So, to kick off your popularity, you'll learn techniques to get people opening up and warming to you. This will make conversations easier because the other people will soon let you know what interests them most. And knowing their interests means you can quickly develop and build a strong connection with them.
Chapter 5 - An instant social skills accelerator
Chapter 6 - How to give yourself plenty to talk about
Chapter 7 - How to use your voice to get people interested
Chapter 8 - A fast way to tune up your body language skills
Chapter 9 - How to get other people's hunches working for you
Chapter 10 - Generate instant rapport with the Charisma Look
Chapter 11 - Easy ways to make the opening contact
Chapter 12 - How to make the small talk fun
Chapter 13 - How to get the conversation sparkling
Chapter 14 - Seven ways to boost your personal popularity
Chapter 15 - Ideas for meeting plenty of new friends
Chapter 16 - Creating 'future memories' to build overwhelming confidence
Chapter 17 - Conclusions