Sunday, January 1, 2012

How to make people like you.

I have a friend, let's call him Bill, who you can't help but like. Everyone does. And here's why:

He makes everyone feel important.

He's always smiling, always positive, and always treats the person he is talking to like what they are saying is the most important thing anyone has ever said. He rarely talks about himself unless asked, and he always asks about YOU.

He has a very prestigious job, but you wouldn't know it by talking to him, because he's humble. He doesn't begin conversations with new people by talking about what he does for a living. He asks about them. And if you ask what he does, he'll tell you, but not in a way that seems that he thinks he is any more important than anyone else.

These may seem like simple things, but I assure you, they are not. I've been trying to be more like him since I met him, and frankly I'm still not very good at it. It takes practice. But the key is, you must be sincere.

I read, "How to Win Friends and Influence People" by Dale Carnegie several years ago, and read it again every couple years. It's amazingly brilliant, yet not complex.  I highly recommend it. It teaches you how to be more like Bill.
Best book ever. 


If you want more people to like you, or you want to be more successful at work, or you want a better relationship, or you want to get more dates, read this book. Make other people feel important. You'll be amazed at how people become drawn to you.

“Pretend that every single person you meet has a sign around his or her neck that says, ''Make me feel important.'' Not only will you succeed in sales, you will succeed in life.” -Mary Kay Ash

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