Friday, March 27, 2009

Dale Carnegie: Appreciation

“You have it easily in your power to increase the sum of this world's happiness now. How? By giving a few words of sincere appreciation to someone who is lonely or discouraged.”
- Dale Carnegie

It only takes a few short seconds for you to pass along a compliment or lend a helping hand. It does not benefit you to go through days, let alone weeks, without showing others appreciation or gratitude. Here are some tips on how to begin doing so:
  • Smile
  • Make the other person feel important, and do so with sincerity
  • Offer honest appreciation
  • Be a good listener, encourage others to talk about themselves
  • Make it a point to give at least one compliment a day -- you may be surprised at how this simple act will improve your day, too

Dale Carnegie training website

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