Wednesday, May 29, 2013

How to Win Friends and Influence People, part III

How to be a good friend, a good conversationalist, and get people to like you:

"People who talk only of themselves think only of themselves. And 'those people who think only of themselves,' Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler, president of Columbia University, said, 'are hopelessly uneducated. They are not educated, no matter how instructed they may be." (p. 88).

"So if you are aspiring to be a good conversationalist,

  • be an attentive listener. 
  • To be interesting, be interested. 
  • Ask questions that other persons will enjoy answering. 
  • Encourage them to talk about themselves and their accomplishments." (p.88).

"You must have a good time meeting people if you expect them to have a good time meeting you." (p. 65).

-Remember people's names, and use them.

-Be excited to see people! Take a lesson from dogs. They are delighted to see their loved ones. Anyone will be pleased with that kind of a reaction when you see them or get a phone call from them.

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