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Old 01-20-2007, 02:03 PM   #1
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Considering going thru the training to be a Dale Carnegie instructor. Am a big believer in the basic principles they teach - like the fact they are simply often ignored, common sense type principles that when applied produce solid results. Any instructors out there in ER land? Looking for pros and cons. Thanks
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If there were a way that you could succesfully complete the Dale Carnegie Instructor course and increase your income by a factor of 6, you'd want to know about it wouldn't you?
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I'm talking about improving the soul here and you find away to steer it back to the almighty dollar! It's always about money with you people! That's why I love this forum!
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I'm talking about improving the soul here and you find away to steer it back to the almighty dollar! It's always about money with you people! That's why I love this forum!
I went through the DC sales training course around 20 years ago. Their technique to get the prospects ATTENTION ( the 5 steps of the DC sales process are- attention, interest, conviction, desire, close) was to frame a question the way I did.

Now, If there were a way that your could improve the spiritual well being of everyone around you, while at the same time deepening and enriching your own spirit, you'd want to know about it, wouldn't you?
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I haven't been associated with any of the "sales" training. I've been through the "How to Win Friends........" and the "How to Stop Worrying and ........." course. Liked it a lot and saw some significant transformation in some classmates. My interest is in that area. With that said, if I could increase my income by a factor of 6 and enrich the lives of others - yes, I might be a little interested.
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Took a Carnegie course 5 years ago.........my instructor was "ok"........as long as she stuck to whatever workbook she was using as a guide.

I would love it if some SCORE folks taught the course. You would get more "real-life" examples........

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I had an excellent instructor in the DC course, and enjoyed it ... very worthwhile. Unfortunately, he's no longer in the business.

Take the course, read the books ... you'll get out of it what you put into it, and it is a good life experience.

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I had an excellent instructor in the DC course, and enjoyed it ... very worthwhile. Unfortunately, he's no longer in the business.

Take the course, read the books ... you'll get out of it what you put into it, and it is a good life experience.

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Training courses? I'm interested. Have you had experience with these? What are taught at these?

I've read How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie and it's one of my favorite (if not THE favorite) of books I have read. It provides much logical insight (though not common) and is also entertaining to read... I actually went out and bought How to Develop Self Confidence and Influence People by Public Speaking. Haven't finished this one yet (perhaps why i dont have the best public speaking and self confidence?)

Are these courses geared towards the book, but in a presentation format? Is there much we can learn in addition to these books? Or another way to throw money away and for others to capitalize? I noticed how they use Dale Carnegie's name, I bought a book Sales Advantage Plan by Dale Carnegie associates. And realized he didn't write the book and I was "tricked" a bit. Oh well.

This is a good topic... care to discuss some of his techniques or personal anecdotes of Carnegie methods in your life?
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I'm familar with How to Win Friends and Influence People , but had never heard of the classes. The "would you"..."if I could" lines sound like pure sales talk. How often do they deliver on promises like increasing income six-fold?
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I'm familar with How to Win Friends and Influence People , but had never heard of the classes. The "would you"..."if I could" lines sound like pure sales talk. How often do they deliver on promises like increasing income six-fold?
They don't promise finite and measurable stuff like that..........it's based upon becoming more confident and that cerebral stuff............

To me, Stephen Covey's Seven Habits is a MUCH BETTER, and a LOT cheaper.........
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I do have a copy available for loan to anyone interested of the fabulous Mrs. Dale Carnegie's How to Help Your Husband Get Ahead. I think it even has some recipes for when he brings the boss home for dinner.

I confess to having a sick interest in these kinds of books. One of my favorites is Saucepans and the Single Girl which has tips on how to snare a husband.

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Hit him over the head with a saucepan?

Attended a "Seven Habits" seminar with Covey at the helm.

Typical gobbledeegook Very inspirational!!
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