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How to win friends and influence people

We all have that burning in us that wants to win friends and influence people.

The 1936 Dale Carnegie self development book is one of the all time best seller books and it can be summarised as follows;

1. Show genuine interest in others: People love to talk about themselves and their interests. Ask questions and show a genuine interest in what they have to say.

2. Smile: A simple smile can go a long way in making people feel comfortable and welcomed. It also shows that you are approachable and friendly.

3. Remember people’s names: People love to hear their own name and it shows that you value and respect them as an individual.

4. Listen actively: Listen to what people are saying and respond accordingly. Avoid interrupting or talking over them.

5. Find common ground: Look for shared interests or experiences to connect with others. This can help build rapport and establish a connection.

6. Compliment others: Genuine compliments can make people feel good and appreciated. Be specific and sincere in your praise.

7. Be empathetic: Try to see things from the other person’s perspective and show empathy towards their feelings and experiences.

8. Avoid criticizing or blaming: Instead of criticizing or blaming others, focus on finding solutions and working together towards a common goal.

9. Be positive: A positive attitude can be contagious and can help create a more enjoyable and productive environment.

10. Show gratitude: Expressing gratitude and appreciation can help build strong relationships and foster a sense of community.

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