Book Review: How to Be Interesting

I came across this book, How to Be Interesting: (In 10 Simple Steps), about a month or so ago. It immediately caught my eye and was reasonably priced so I picked it up. As with most of the books that I own, it kind of sat around catching dust until last week; when I finally decided to go ahead and read it. I love the message the book sends: that being yourself, and embracing your uniqueness, makes you interesting. To be interesting, you don’t have to change anything about you — just let your personality shine through; that is all you have to do.

As a business owner and now blogger, I am starting to step out of my shell and meet new people. I recently attended a meeting for a women entrepreneur & blogger mastermind networking group, Femworking, and when I left, I thought about some of the questions that always come up when I attend these types of functions:

What kind of impression did I make? Was I interesting enough? Did they like me? Will they want to work with and collaborate with me in the future?


How to be interesting is one of the best books I’ve read in a long time…perhaps that’s due to all the great drawings! Lol

During the drive home I remembered that I had this book. I felt as though I made a good impression, but I know there is room for improvement. I want to be engaging, charismatic, and inspiring. I want people to feel my passion and support me. I want someone to wake up and decide to make a change because of something I said. I want to be confident and unique. I want to be interesting.

There are so many great points in this book, it was hard to narrow it down; however, there is one point that sticks out and I will share this with you now:

Give yourself some credit. You deserve a chance. You deserve to have fun. You deserve to be happy. You’ve got abilities & curiosities & things to offer. So go on, jump in there. Not only is there room for you, there’s a need for you. Really (p.69).

One of the items on my bucket list is to be more comfortable and confident when talking about my business; I need to craft, and practice, my ‘elevator speech’ and I need to be more authoritative when speaking about what I do and why my target market needs my services. Nothing to be shy about, nothing I should be afraid to promote and boast about. So, this is what I will be working on – and I hope that in the process, I will be more interesting.

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