The really great man is the man who makes every man feel great. – G. K. Chesterton
Most people love to talk! We should let them! Not only that, ideally, whenever we open our mouths we should focus on what’s most important to the other person. And lets do so genuinely. Relationship success is thus guaranteed!
8th Dale Carnegie Principle: Talk in terms of the other person’s interests.
An excerpt from the book:
Everyone who was ever a guest of Theodore Roosevelt was astonished at the range and diversity of his knowledge. Whether his visitor was a cowboy or a Rough Rider, a New York politician or a diplomat, Roosevelt knew what to say. And how was it done? The answer was simple. Whenever Roosevelt expected a visitor, he sat up late the night before, reading up on the subject in which he knew his guest was particularly interested.
For Roosevelt knew, as all leaders know, that the royal road to a person’s heart is to talk about the things he or she treasures most.
Daily Affirmation: Today I focus on others…
Recommendation: How To Win Friends And Influence People by Dale Carnegie