Saturday, August 19, 2006

Listen to Chapter 1 read by the author (that's me!)

On this lazy summer afternoon, I decided to record the first chapter of the book.

It's 28 minutes and you can listen to it by clicking here.

Feel free to let me know what you think...

And enjoy,


Anonymous Charan Arora said...

Am a regular reader of your blog posts. Interesting reading most definately.

By the way, the first chapter download link doesnt work.

Warm Regards

7:15 AM  
Blogger José Angel Santana, Ph.D. said...

Greetings Ms Benun,

Well here I am in the "blogesphere." Thanks for the tunning me in.

Looking foward,
José Angel Santana
to reading your book.

1:35 PM  
Blogger Theresa said...

Hi, I haven't listened to it yet, but I will. I was extremely shy as a kid, but I got better as an adult, and now I have a daughter who's in the same situation. We encourage her to play with other kids and we send her on errands to buy things, which she does. But she has a real problem at school when the teacher calls her to the board to do a math problem or to answer a question. We think the teacher is not sensitive enough to the problem and that there might be a better way to get her "used" to speaking in front of other people without pushing her so hard. She hates school just because of this and is not learning as much as she could because of it. Is there any evidence that forcing a kid to get up in front of the class is beneficial? For me it was traumatic, and I wasn't prepared to deal with it until I got older.

10:13 AM  
Blogger idahobillntiff said...

Oh my I sat here tonight reading your marketing/pr articles on BizNik, I came across a suggestion from one of your readers to read this book. I am so in the throws (sp?) fighting for my right to be heard in a partnership that I started. Are you someone who has worked to climb out of the depths of timidness? I never thought I would even attempt to do this, but if I know that there is someone like you (who I already greatly respect due to your marketing/pr advice) that can help me, then I just may go for it. I moved away from L.A. to get away from the type of people that I'm now learning to deal with. Please tell me you can help me. I don't expect you to respond to me personally, so I will go ahead and read your - everything - including this website's topic. Maybe this is rhetorical, but just know you'll be CHANGING SOMEONE'S LIFE if it's true...that you can help the timid in business!

9:48 PM  
Anonymous Ilise Benun said...

Hi Idaho Bill, thanks for your comment and if you want help, just email me at ilise at and we'll see what's possible.

7:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I highly recommend that you check out Elaine Aaron's work on highly sensitive people (much preferable in my opinion to the more negative-sounding term of "inhibited temperament" you mention in Ch.1). A lot of what you describe in your first chapter as shyness could be misattributed to those of us who are HSPs. I agree that challenging ones self is good, but especially as an HSP in a mostly non HSP world, taking care not to push oneself too far is equally important.


11:53 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home