Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Beat Shyness Before It Beats You

If you're too intimidated to get out of the house and meet people, you're probably not going to meet the man of your dreams.

Consider joining Toastmasters. In case you don't know, Toastmasters is an international organization which teaches people to let go of their fears and speak in front of crowds.

According to Warren Buffett, public speaking is the most valuable skill you can acquire if you plan to be a success in business. But it's a great means of beating shyness, as well.

If you're the type who freezes in front of new people or avoids parties, take note. Go to Toastmasters to locate a club near you. Then go to a meeting. The bonus: You can attend one or two for free to decide if it's for you. If so, you'll find dues are ridiculously cheap.

In order to meet men, you have to be able to talk to them. Toastmasters can help.