One of my favorite books of all time is Dale Carnegie’s “How to Win Friends and Influence People.” Originally published in 1936, the book went on to become one of the best-selling books of all time and made Carnegie an international celebrity.
His book was used as the text in my first college speech course. Every few years, I decide to reread it. I especially like how Carnegie expresses profound truths in simple but profound ways. A perfect example is his “Six Ways to Make People Like You”:
- Principle 1. Become genuinely interested in other people.
- Principle 2. Smile.
- Principle 3. Remember that a person’s name is to that person the sweetest and most important sound in any language. (NOTE: