Milton Keynes Personal and Professional Development Book Club – How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

Post event update:

We had an enjoyable debate about this book. Are the principles still useful to follow? We thought they were still very much taught to us in management training and followed in workplaces, so they have definitely withstood the test of time.

Once we’d got past the 1930s language and culture we thought the principles in the book were still useful, as long as they were followed with sincerity. No-one likes someone who is obviously ‘faking it’ to sell something or manipulate them in some way.

So – don’t criticise, smile, be genuinely interested in the other person, encourage the other person’s ideas – and have fun making friends!


Come and discuss this book on 25th July, 7-9pm, Fountain Harvester, Milton Keynes
Click here to join. Event is free.

This “grandfather of all people-skills books” was first published in 1937. It was an overnight hit, eventually selling 15 million copies.

How to Win Friends and Influence People

is just as useful today as it was when it was first published, because Dale Carnegie had an understanding of human nature that will never be outdated.

Millions of people around the world have improved their lives based on the teachings of Dale Carnegie. In How to Win Friends and Influence People, he offers practical advice and techniques, in his exuberant and conversational style, for how to get out of a mental rut and make life more rewarding.

His advice has stood the test of time and will teach you how to:
– make friends quickly and easily
– increase your popularity
– persuade people to follow your way of thinking
– enable you to win new clients and customers
– become a better speaker
– boost enthusiasm among your colleagues

Come and discuss the book with friendly like-minded people. Don’t worry if you don’t get through the whole thing – there are LOTS of summaries available online, and would be more interested in your thoughts about the ideas in the book.

Available on Kindle, Paperback and Audible.

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