The Dale Carnegie program has taught me some great sales principles that have been very helpful in improving my sales efforts. The program really does teach how to win friends.... and friends like to buy from friends. This video blog is the fifth in this series and speaks specifically about principle #5 - "Smile". In the video below I explain how I have used principle #5 in my sales efforts and the corresponding result.
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Below is the full list of the 30 principles from Dale Carnegie's book How To Win Friends and Influence People.
Dale Carnegie's 30 Principles To Win Friends & Influence People
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
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
10. The Only Way To Get The Best Of An Argument Is To Avoid It
11. Show Respect For The Other Person's Opinion. Never Say, "You're Wrong."
12. If You Are Wrong Admit It Quickly And Emphatically
13. Begin In A Friendly Manner
14. Get The Other Person Saying "Yes, Yes"
15. Let The Other Person Do A Great Deal Of The Talking
16. Let The Other Person Feel That The Idea Is His Or Hers
17. Try Honestly To See Things From The Other Person's Point Of View
18. Be Sympathetic With The Other Person's Ideas And Desires
19. Appeal To The Nobler Motives
20. Dramatize Your Ideas
21. Throw Down A Challenge
22. Begin With Praise And Honest Appreciation
23. Call Attention To People's Mistakes Indirectly
24. Talk About Your Own Mistakes Before Criticizing The Other Person
25. Ask Questions Instead Of Giving Direct Orders
26. Let The Other Person Save Face
27. Praise The Slightest Improvement And Praise Every Improvement. Be "Hearty In Your Approbation And Lavish In Your Praise".
28. Give The Other Person A Fine Reputation To Live Up To
29. Use Encouragement. Make The Fault Seem Easy To Correct
30. Make The Other Person Happy About Doing The Thing You Suggest
I have found these principles to be surprisingly effective beyond what I thought was ever possible. If you run a business, work in business, or just want to become better at dealing with people I would highly recommend you either take the Dale Carnegie course or buy the book How To Win Friends and Influence People to read. I guarantee if you take the course it will be one of the greatest investments, if not the best, you ever make in your career. If you don't have the time to commit to the course or you think it is too expensive then I would definitely read the book. You can find it for a relatively cheap price on www.amazon.com.
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