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https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Mar23Post.mp4 Dale Carnegie said the easiest way to become interesting TO others is to be interested IN others. This, of course, is one of those truism that needs some explaining. First of all, we would all LOVE for the "right people" to be interested in us. Gorgeous people, rich people, Hollywood producers, Venture Capitalists, etc. Nobody would like being followed around by a bunch of drunken homeless people because they found you so interesting. Another thing we'll need to figure out is HOW, specifically do we show our interest
People who follow Dale Carnegie's advice run into a common problem. Dale Carnegie was the guy who wrote "How To Win Friends and Influence People." He also had a HUGE public speaking business back in the day. If you want ONE simple practice that can improve many unexpected areas, public speaking is it. Back in the day, he had rooms CRAMMED with people. This was during the depression, when jobs were scarce. And people were willing to do anything to improve their "personal marketability." But it was also a time when self-improvement was popular. Anyhow, the
When I was a kid I was in boy scouts. We did a lot of camping, which was pretty fun. Once we camped at a state beach. Had a big bonfire at night. There was this new kid that was overly worried about fitting in. At one point, he was promising to buy people things if we'd be his friend. Even as a kid that felt kind of weird to hear somebody beg for friendship like that. They say if you want to make friends, you have to "be a friend." Sounds kind of good, but what does that mean EXACTLY? Obviously that boy scout kid thought it meant buying people stuff.