Heart-to-Heart Connection

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Dale Carnegie’s “Six Ways to Connect With People” (III)

How to Win Friends & Influence People is an eye opener!  Practical, timeless classic on human relations — no wonder the book is celebrating its 70 years in print, not to mention 15 million copies strong!

Today, we’ll look at three of the six ways to build rapport with others (we’ll go over the rest tomorrow).

Dale Carnegie advises:

  1. Become genuinely interested in other people
  2. Smile
  3. Say the person’s name often

(1) Become genuinely interested in other people — if we want to make friends, let’s greet people with animation and enthusiasm.  People are not interested in you or me.  They are interested in themselves — morning, noon, and after dinner.

(Sharp insights, Mr. Carnegie.  No wonder your book sells!)

(2) Smile — Everybody in the world is seeking happiness.  Preserve a right mental attitude — courage, frankness, and good cheer.

(Yep, we are our thoughts!)

(3) Say the person’s name often.  To the person, it’s the sweetest and most important sound in any language — Franklin Delano Roosevelt knew that one of the simplest, most obvious, and most important ways of gaining good will was by remembering names and making people feel important — yet how many of us do it?

(Ooh, I am so guilty of this.  I will change.)

  1. Become genuinely interested in other people
  2. Smile
  3. Say the person’s name often

Gotcha, Mr. Carnegie!

Thoughts? 🙂

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