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.
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.