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6 Ways to Make People LIKE YOU!


This is another lesson I learned from Dale Carnigie book – How to Win Friends and Influence People


1. Become genuinely interested in other people. –

As human beings we all are interested in ourselves. What ever we do is for a reason that is on our interest. When you start be interested in other people you get their attention straight away.

Mr. Carnigie give so many examples in his book & the best one is where he writes about “Man’s Best Friend” – I guess you don’t need any explanation for this!

2. Smile –

This is a SIMPLE way to make a good impression… Not hard and doesn’t cost you anything.

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

Use this when you send messages to your email list, making replies to comments on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter.

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

Haven’t we heard this over and over again! But still I know for me I need to improve in this area.

5. Talk in terms of other person’s interests.

This is why finding your target audience is so important in any marketing because then you know their desires, wants and needs. Also you have the solution they are seeking. Once you get this crystal clear it is so easy to “talk in terms of the other person’s interests”

6. Make the other person feel important and do it sincerely.

We all like to feel important. Make your friends, colleagues, subscribers and clients feel important.

I hope you got some good lessons from this post, just like I had reading this great book.

If you got some value from this post please Google + it and share with your friends on facebook and twitter.

Yours in Winning Friends and Influencing People


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  • Merna May 1, 2012, 1:28 am

    Damayanthi, thanks for sharing these tips. This is one book that I really need to get hold of… though now – perhaps not :)..

    Listening – is quite different to hearing – most people will listen to others speaking, but not actually hear what they say. One tip I find useful to hear – is as I send cards to people to connect better (refer tip 6) – it gives me a reason to listen to what they are saying so I can make my card, and comment relevant to them. Bottom line – you need to have a reason to hear what they say… so start with making a list, or sending a card – just saying = nice to meet you!

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