Regardless of our current popularity and skills in persuasion, is there a way for us to practice and advance our abilities in an effort to become a better "people person"? This question, as well as many others surrounding the topics of social interaction, persuasion, and leadership, are key points addressed in Dale Carnegie's How to Win Friends and Influence People.
Ever since How to Win Friends and Influence People was written in 1936, it has consistently ranked at the top of bestseller lists around the globe, being praised as one of the most influential books of all time. One of the original "self help" books, it has grown in popularity as the personal development movement has spread throughout the world, allowing ordinary people to harness their potential and become extraordinary individuals.
In this book and its corresponding course, we begin by studying the basics of how to handle people. Sometimes in life, people will upset us. Sometimes in life, people will be completely wrong. It is up to us to decide how we will react to these situations. While it might seem reasonable for us to correct or condemn others for their faults, our criticism frequently only serves to entrench them in their beliefs. You might work through this course and instantly think of a person who could certainly use the tips and lessons written throughout. But why not start with ourselves? We will also study the only way to ever get someone to do something (and there is only one fundamental way), as well as consider the value in seeing things from another person's perspective.
Our next section will study and teach the different ways of getting people to like you. To some, these ways may be completely natural and the may not even realize they possess these skills. To others, learning this set of skills may be an eye-opening experience, and may completely change the way they go about interacting with others. This section will also cover tips on making a fantastic first impression, leading an engaging conversation, and will show you ways to be overwhelmingly interesting to people (even if you do not believe that you are
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