Tag Archives: How to Win Friends and Influence People

Follow the Boy Scout slogan, and do a good turn daily

“The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.” (William James) A few years back I worked in a large building, with about 1,500 people in it. All of us worked for the same company. There was … Continue reading

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How my wife traveled the royal road to my heart

“The royal road to a person’s heart is to talk about the things he or she treasures most” (Dale Carnegie) This section of Dale Carnegie’s 30 Human Relations principles is subtitled “Become a friendlier person.” Often when people are working … Continue reading

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Increasing our skills at conversation

“In good conversation parties don’t speak to the words, but to the meanings of each other.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson) I truly love getting to know people. I don’t mean just getting to know the outward facts about them, like their … Continue reading

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The sweetest and most important sound in any language.

“How can I spell your name in an arbitrary way that perplexes and infuriates you?” (Paul Gale) Have you ever gone into Starbucks and had them misspell your name on your cup? Last year the concept of baristas at Starbucks … Continue reading

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Let’s spark a smiling epidemic!

“We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.” (Mother Teresa) For about 4 years, I sat in a team room at work. I was the supervisor for most of the other people in the room. … Continue reading

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Make more friends in 2 months than you could in 2 years by doing this.

“We are interested in others when they are interested in us.” (Publilius Syrus) What are you most interested in? What topic, if I bring it up, would get you talking the most and have you the most animated and passionate? … Continue reading

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Bait your hook with worms if you want to catch fish

“Personally I am very fond of strawberries and cream, but I have found that for some strange reason, fish prefer worms.” (Dale Carnegie) Have you ever tried to get someone to do something that you wanted them to do, but … Continue reading

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Avoid flattery at all cost

“Don’t be afraid of enemies who attack you. Be afraid of the friends who flatter you.” (General Alvaro Obregon) The second principle in How to Win Friends and Influence People is “Give honest, sincere appreciation.” Why, then would I open … Continue reading

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The 3C Beast

“Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain – and most fools do. But it takes character and self-control to be understanding and forgiving.” (Dale Carnegie) How often during the day to you or I criticize, condemn and complain? My guess … Continue reading

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How to Win Friends and Influence People

In 1912, the year the Titanic sank, Dale Carnegie began teaching classes at the New York YMCA on public speaking. In his classes he taught people in business how to get up on their feet and speak. As he taught … Continue reading

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