Garrison Keillor likes to joke about shy people finding the strength to get up and do what has to be done. We laugh along with him because, shy or not, we all know the feeling of trying to succeed in an uncomfortable social setting.
When your job description includes Public Affairs, you can find yourself in awkward public situations where you just don’t know a lot of people. There are times, however, when one has to just get in there and go to work.
Take, for example, “working a room.”