Twelve ways to win people to your way of thinking

 

The following 12 items from Carnegie’s book (How to Win Friends and Influence People , 1936) are all relevant to social networking in pretty obvious ways.

  • Avoid arguments.
  • Show respect for the other person’s opinions. Never tell someone they are wrong.
  • If you’re wrong, admit it quickly and emphatically.
  • Begin in a friendly way.
  • Start with questions the other person will answer yes to.
  • Let the other person do the talking.
  • Let the other person feel the idea is his/hers.
  • Try honestly to see things from the other person’s point of view.
  • Sympathize with the other person.
  • Appeal to noble motives.
  • Dramatize your ideas.
  • Throw down a challenge & don’t talk negative when the person is absent, talk about only positive.
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