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Dale Carnegie training
« on: May 11, 2019, 07:39:57 PM »
Hi everyone ... looking for feedback on Dale Carnegie training ... any all info is welcomed ... was it useful ... etc


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Re: Dale Carnegie training
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2019, 07:43:13 PM »
I took one course.  It seemed a bit outdated to me.  I think there may be better sources now with so much learning material available online now.  Ted talks, etc.

You may get better feedback if you post what you are trying to study.


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Re: Dale Carnegie training
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2019, 09:29:12 PM »
this is Dale Carnegie of the "How to win friends and influence people" thing?

Pretty simple messages - remember everyone's name, make them feel important etc etc.

Very hard to put into practice sometimes.... though with most things, the more often you do it, the easier it gets.


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Re: Dale Carnegie training
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2019, 11:50:47 PM »
The book is a classic and for good reason. Maybe start there.


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Re: Dale Carnegie training
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2019, 09:32:13 AM »
I took the multi-week course a few years back and found it very helpful. I'm a very shy person and it helped pull me out of my shell a bit and be a better communicator. The course work was geared towards the business world but most lessons could easily apply to the personal world. Reading the book would be somewhat useful but I found  the interactive nature of the instructor-led classes to do a better job at practicing the skills in a more real-world setting with constructive feedback.

It was pretty expensive from what I remember. Most of the folks in my class were covered by their employer but a few of us were (me, for one) paid our own way. They tend to discount from the listed price if asked, though. IMHO, the cost was worth it. I credit that course with helping me be much more assertive at work and reaching for higher paying opportunities.


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Re: Dale Carnegie training
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2019, 11:10:24 AM »
My employer sent me to the full course several years ago.  It really helped me with practicing asking questions and listening to other people instead of talking all the time.  A lot of good things happened to me since which, I believe, wouldn't have happened if I still talked all the time instead of asking questions.  In my humble opinion it is well worth the time and expense for those whose poor social skills prevent them form advancing professionally or finding a few close friends, or even becoming a more supportive spouse and a parent.


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Re: Dale Carnegie training
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2019, 12:19:20 PM »
The book is great and the content is classic.

I've found the threshold to become a trainer is not all that rigorous, so its hit or miss based on who's doing the training.  I've seen some decent but not so hot salespeople who doubled as Dale Carnegie Trainers