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9 Ways of Becoming Friendlier – Dale Carnegie

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Become A Friendlier Person

  1. Don’t criticize, condemn or complain.

  2. Give honest, sincere appreciation.

  3. Arouse in the other person an eager want.

  4. Become genuinely interested in other people.

  5. Smile.

  6. Remember that a person’s name is to that person the sweetest and most important sound in any language.

  7. Be a good listener. Encourage others to talk about themselves.

  8. Talk in terms of the other person’s interests.

  9. Make the other person feel important – and do it sincerely.

Personal Review – How to Win Friends & Influence People
Published first in 1937; this book was an overnight success. Eventually selling 15 million copies, How to Win Friends & Influence People is still a major player in today’s dynamic networking environment as it was when first published. Dale Carnegie’s teaching consisted of “the ability to share ideas, to take on leadership, and to bring out enthusiasm among people.”

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A Recent Networking Event

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I have attended a quite of few networking events over the years. One thing for sure is that every event has a “life” of its own. There is usually a conversation theme amongst the many, but most importantly a “mood” over the general audience. No, this is not going to be another piece on “Networking 101”, but just a personal observation at a recent “networking event”…

The networking event was going just great; people got a chance to give their elevator pitch to the audience and the guest speaker was right on point in connecting with the audience. However, when the session was winding down, I start noticing a handful of people starting to run around stuffing their business cards into everyone’s hand. It seemed like they were on some type of race! “Now hold up here,” I said to one of the them. “What are you doing? Do you actually think your marketing method is effective? I for one don’t find business shoved into my hand a good way to do business.” Now you should have seen this strangest expression on this person’s face… better yet, check out his reply, “Sir, this is not a marketing event, it’s a networking event!”

Astounded by the person’s reply I just shocked my head in disbelief and smiled. As I left the networking event, I added my recently received business card from the gentleman and added it to the collection found in trash can on my way out. 🙂


JW Reed, Jr.


Logic Marketing LLC

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