Growing up, I was a quiet young man. Adjusting to new environments was not easy for me. I always envied the person who could walk into a room and feel comfortable speaking to everyone and anyone. One day I said to myself that no matter how difficult or uncomfortable it is, I am going to learn to be outgoing— even master the art of small talk because I know it will help me.
Today, I am that person I wanted to become. I can comfortably speak in front of large audiences (with preparation). I have been asked to emcee numerous dinners and events. I believe I am a good team leader and have the ability to make friends with ease. When I tell people “I used to be the quiet guy” they can’t believe it.