Up to half of people (by their own accord) are introverts. A keynote speaker at a recent convention suggested that being less socially expressive means you may be misinterpreted as withdrawn or cranky. She went on to assume introverts have less refined interpersonal skills. I disagree.
Next week I am the keynote inspirational speaker at another banking conference. To help me prepare for the conference speaking engagement, I spoke to a bank Senior VP today. He said he was happy to speak with me as it will get him out of another dull staff meeting designed to waste his time. Meetings, if done right will kill you.
As a funny motivational speaker, I am usually hired to do a keynote speech. Here, there isn't a lot of time ( and the audience is too large) to do workshop activities.
However, sometimes I have the opportunity to do a follow up leadership seminar.
Most public speaking books say the same thing. The basics - make eye contact, speak clearly, don't pick you nose.