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Tie Your Topic to the Vital Interests of Your Audience

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June 20, 2014
Tie Your Topic to the Vital Interests of Your Audience

Tweet Dale Carnegie knew that the most effective way to open a presentation or public speech is to go straight to the personal interests of the audience. It is the most assured way to get attention, as we are mightily interested in the things that touch us significantly. In his book, “How to Develop...
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Get The Other Person Saying, “Yes” Immediately

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June 7, 2013
Get The Other Person Saying, “Yes” Immediately

Tweet Projects rarely move forward and new initiatives are rarely successful if you do not have cooperation from your team. A great technique to build cooperation among team members is to help your team better understand why and how the project or initiative can positively effect them. One way to do that is to...
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Make Your Daily Problems Seem Easy by Comparison

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April 22, 2013
Make Your Daily Problems Seem Easy by Comparison

Tweet Ted Ericksen once told Dale Carnegie how he used to be a terrible “worry wart.” But in the summer of 1942, when he was a young man just starting out on his life’s path, he had an experience that banished worry from his life for all time, and made every other trouble seem...
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It’s Important to Think Before You Speak

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February 4, 2013
It’s Important to Think Before You Speak

Tweet Choosing our words wisely is more important than ever with social media dominating our communication, both professionally and personally. Especially if you’re at all in the public eye, the moment you say something your words could go viral. Just ask Superbowl MVP, Jersey Joe Flacco, quarterback for the Baltimore Ravens. When asked last...
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Seven Steps to Improved Communication Skills

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January 29, 2013
Seven Steps to Improved Communication Skills

Tweet No matter what your responsibilities are on the job, communication skills are essential for communication with clients, customers, and co-workers. And that’s especially true these days, where advanced technologies and complex software packages are often responsible for monitoring operations and keeping businesses solvent. It’s no wonder, therefore, that communication skills are one of...
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Raise Your Powers of Observation—Remember People’s Names

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January 7, 2013
Raise Your Powers of Observation—Remember People’s Names

Tweet In his book, “How to Develop Self-Confidence & Influence People by Public Speaking,” Dale Carnegie tells the following story about New Jersey’s own Thomas Edison and the powers of observation: Thomas Edison found that twenty-seven of his assistants had used, every day for six months, a certain path which led from his lamp...
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Three Tips for Mastering New Media and Multimedia

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November 13, 2012
Three Tips for Mastering New Media and Multimedia

Tweet (BPT) – New technology and digital media like Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest and Twitter are changing the way people communicate both at home and in the workplace. They’re also contributing to a generation gap. For example, users under age 30 are significantly more likely to use social-networking sites when compared to other adult age...
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The Power of Getting the Other Person to Say ‘Yes, yes!’

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October 12, 2012
The Power of Getting the Other Person to Say ‘Yes, yes!’

Tweet Dale Carnegie knew that the best way to engage a person was to not discuss things on which you differ, but rather to emphasize—and keep emphasizing—the things on which you agree. The reasoning is that you are both striving for the same result, and that your only difference is one of method and...
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5 Factors to Help You S.M.I.L.E.

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September 18, 2012
5 Factors  to Help You S.M.I.L.E.

Tweet   “Smile an everlasting smile, a smile can bring you near to me.” (Barry, Maurice, & Robin Gibbs 1967) Here in New Jersey and across the Carnegie Nation, there is nothing more powerful than a simple smile. In the classic best seller, How to Win Friends and Influence People, Section Two, Chapter Two,...
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Summarize Your Points—Even in a Short Speech

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September 11, 2012
Summarize Your Points—Even in a Short Speech

Tweet Even in a short talk of three to five minutes a speaker is very apt to cover so much ground that at the close the listeners are a little hazy about all his main points. However, few speakers realize that. They are misled into assuming that because these points are crystal clear in...
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