How to Win Friends and Influence People in the Digital Age by Dale Carnegie & Associates
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How to Win Friends and Influence People in the Digital Age by Dale Carnegie & Associates was published in 2011. The original work was How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie and was first published in 1936. This timeless classic still holds relevance in today’s digital age. The original book was based on a series of lectures given by Dale Carnegie as a part of his 14-week public speaking course. The original book laid out principles of communication which had a wide-reaching impact in a time where the communication was limited to face-to-face, telephonic interactions, and letters.
The author provides some basic techniques for managing people effectively. He says that one should affirm others and not blindly criticize or condemn them. In the digital world, criticizing and condemning others can have unwanted results. Also, to get the planned output from others, one must forget their own perspective and see things from their point of view.
Carnegie says that one can make good friends and connections by being genuinely interested in others. One should also be happy and sport a smile which will make others feel positive and good. People should communicate with others using their names. This makes them feel important and valued and they will attentively listen to what is being said. It is also important to be a good listener which enables one to understand other’s perspective and interests. For ensuring long-lasting connections, the conversation should focus on other people’s interest. The golden rule for treating others is to treat them like we want others to treat us. If one can make others feel important in a sincere manner, we can win friends for life.
How to Win Friends and Influence People in the Digital Age by Dale Carnegie & Associates is a definitive book on self-improvement. It is an international bestseller. The book is full of insights and wisdom on creating long-term relationships and winning friends for life. The book adds few relevant inputs to the original publication and makes it more relevant to winning friends and influencing others in the social media and digital age. The book provides fundamentals and guidelines of effectively building and managing human relationships. It will certainly help the readers to positively impact others through their communication. The book is recommended to be read by all for having better and stronger relationships in their lives.