(Picture of the Unforgettable Zig Zigler.)
I took a Dale Carnegie course back in the 1990's and, in my perspective, his teachings are timeless. In his book, Make Yourself Unforgettable, Dale Carnegie tells us to keep the following points in mind:
- To get the best of an argument - avoid it.
- Show respect for the other person's opinion. Never tell a person he or she is wrong.
- If you are wrong, admit it quickly, emphatically.
- Begin in a friendly way. Get the other person saying "yes" immediately.
- Let the other person do a great deal of the talking.
- Let the other person feel the idea is his or hers.
- Speak softly.
- Smile appropriately.
- If a confrontation can't be avoided, don't feel you have to get an unconditional surrender. Always give the other person an opening for an honorable retreat.
When you want to make yourself unforgettable, you may consider, do I want to be considered in a positive or negative manner? This is especially true when you are looking for opportunities. You never know who you may run into who may be able to help you reach your goals and your dream may come into fruition.
Much love and success,