Posts Tagged ‘ Be a good listener. Encourage others to talk about themselves. ’

Day 958. Help clear the cloud of doubt!

March 9, 2014
Day 958. Help clear the cloud of doubt!

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 958.  Thursday, November 7, 2013 Smiling Daffodil:  “Roe, I was reading the photography books and the author advised the following techniques…” I explained the methods I learned for getting sharp photos…the implication being my photos aren’t any good because I don’t use the method. Roe listened.…

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Day 918. How to be a good conversationalist…

October 6, 2013
Day 918.  How to be a good conversationalist…

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 918.  Saturday, September 28, 2013 Georgene:  “Smiling Daffodil, I’d like you to meet Jim.  Jim, this is Smiling Daffodil.” I knew who Jim was.  He’s a Lindy Hopper.  A really good one.  I had asked Georgene to introduce us. Smiling Daffodil:  I’m a big fan of…

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Day 908. Talk less. Listen more. Make more friends!

October 6, 2013
Day 908.  Talk less.  Listen more.  Make more friends!

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 908.  Wednesday, September 18, 2013 As I was preparing to leave the dance studio I noticed Gail.  I was excited to see her. I approached her—and she smiled.  Her leg was propped up on a chair and she was wearing a special ‘boot’ for her broken…

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Day 546. This is what happens when you try to do too much with too little sleep…

September 22, 2012
Day 546.  This is what happens when you try to do too much with too little sleep…

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 546.  Friday, September 21, 2012 It was an ambitious plan but I had to follow through.  Attend a going away dinner for a friend at 6:30 pm then drive across town for dance class. I was so proud of myself because I decided to “cooperate with…

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Day 445. How to be a lifelong friend no matter the distance.

June 13, 2012
Day 445.  How to be a lifelong friend no matter the distance.

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 445.  Tuesday, June 12, 2012 This evening I sent a text message to my friend Velveeta.  It was more like an SOS. She called me shortly thereafter, “What’s up Smiling Daffodil?” For almost 2 hours we spoke.  Well, I spoke—she did the listening. I unburdened myself…

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Day 442. Be a good listener.

June 10, 2012
Day 442.  Be a good listener.

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 442.  Saturday, June 9, 2012 Last night I accidentally rammed my foot into a table leg.  I was writhing in pain.  As a result, I opted to skip the gym to let my foot recover. When I woke up this morning I was hopeful my foot…

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Day 342. How I made a new friend at the gym.

March 1, 2012
Day 342.  How I made a new friend at the gym.

365 Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 342.  Thursday, March 1, 2012 I looked at the time.  The evening was approaching.  This meant my test at the gym was fast approaching. I sent my usual plea for encouragement to my former gym trainer, Dr. House. Smiling Daffodil:  “Dr. House—I have my V02 test…

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Day 262. Doh! I almost hung up on a business opportunity…

December 12, 2011
Day 262.  Doh!  I almost hung up on a business opportunity…

365 Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 262  Monday, December 12, 2011 My phone rang while I was in the middle of an important task. Smiling Daffodil:  “Good afternoon, this is Smiling Daffodil.” Long pause. I repeated myself.  I almost hung up. Woman on phone:  “Hi um… is this Smiling Daffodil?” At this…

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