Dale Carnegie's How To Win Friends And Influence People

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When I was young, I thought I knew of many secrets and strategies of how to win friends and influence people. Meeting strangers is in my comfort zone. I love talking to people. I enjoy learning how others process thoughts which form conversations. It has been said to me many times that I could have a conversation with a brick wall. Anyone that has ever literally tried having a conversation with a brick wall could come to this realization - having a real meaningful and effective conversation requires two logical people both interested in the other. After reading and studying Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People, I discovered my tactics for interacting with others weren’t parallel to the ways you can actually triumph in the social world. The quote by Dale Carnegie painted a clear picture for how I should go about interacting with others – “There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.” The techniques used to obtain what we desire from people stem from our interpersonal skills and situational awareness. How to Win Friends and Influence People provides methods and instructions on how to handle people, how to make people like you, how to win people to your way of thinking, and how to be a leader. Within every objective Dale Carnegie presented I discovered an effective approach that would benefit both parties in
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