Posts Tagged ‘ Starbucks ’

Day 956. Take the time to listen. You’ll be inspired by others!

March 9, 2014
Day 956.  Take the time to listen.  You’ll be inspired by others!

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 956.  Tuesday, November 5, 2013 I walked in to Starbucks and was happy to see Emily. Smiling Daffodil: “I haven’t seen you in awhile.” Emily:  “I work different shifts these days—usually I’m off by the time you come in.  By the way, thank you for the…

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Day 886. How to politely correct someone.

September 23, 2013
Day 886. How to politely correct someone.

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 886.  Tuesday, August 27, 2013 We were sitting outside of a Starbucks in Madrid.  I was frantically working on the internet.  Although I was on vacation I forgot to schedule an email blast to go out today. I had my iPad in my lap while my…

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Day 870. Learn your customers’ names and you’ll gain loyal fans.

August 12, 2013
Day 870.  Learn your customers’ names and you’ll gain loyal fans.

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 870.  Sunday, August 11, 2013 After church I went to my weekend Starbucks. When it was my turn to order I asked for a Java Chip Frappuccino. The barista replied, “Will that be all for you, Smiling Daffodil?” This shocked me.  Gaby, the barista knew my…

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Day 724. Recognize opportunities to practice Dale Carnegie’s principles

March 19, 2013
Day 724.  Recognize opportunities to practice Dale Carnegie’s principles

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 724.  Monday, March 18, 2013 I was standing at the counter in Starbucks waiting for my Frappuccino.  Janice, a barista was nearby. Janice:  “I saw the photos you took at the arboretum on your Facebook page.  Did you have a nice time?” Smiling Daffodil:  “Oh, I…

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Day 708. Begin in a friendly way!

March 3, 2013
Day 708.  Begin in a friendly way!

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 708.  Saturday, March 2, 2013 While waiting for my drink to be made at Starbucks, three little girls entered the store.  They must have been around 8 years old. The three girls approached the counter to order and all three exclaimed:  “Henry!” They were definitely excited…

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Day 577. The effect of a smile….

October 23, 2012
Day 577.  The effect of a smile….

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 577.  Monday, October 22, 2012 It was just after 5 pm when I walked into Starbucks for the second time today. I saw James, the barista who greeted me with a smile Smiling Daffodil: “It’s one of those days.  May I have a Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino?  But will I like it…

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Day 530. Why building relationships is a good idea for business.

September 6, 2012
Day 530.  Why building relationships is a good idea for business.

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 530.  Wednesday, September 5, 2012 I walked into my favorite Starbucks around 11:15 am. James and Kip greeted me right away. Smiling Daffodil:  “I come bearing gifts!” I handed Kip two boxes of maple and chocolate cookies from my recent trip to Canada. Kip:  “Thank you!”…

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Day 506. Begin in a friendly way

August 12, 2012
Day 506.  Begin in a friendly way

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 506.  Sunday, August 12, 2012 Midday I arrived at my weekend Starbucks.  As I approached the door I noticed the plants in the flowerpots were dry.  They were wilted and sad looking. When I walked in I was immediately greeted by the baristas and before I…

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Day 430. Don’t cry over spilt Java Chip Frappuccinos!

May 28, 2012
Day 430.  Don’t cry over spilt Java Chip Frappuccinos!

365+ Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Day 430.  Monday, May 28, 2012 I felt stressed.  As a result I wasn’t too pleasant to be around.  I just wanted to go home.  I knew the Dale Carnegie principles I was supposed to use— but I was focused on countless trifles.  Focusing on these trifles…

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Day 329. Version B. Focus on all the good details that make up your day

February 18, 2012
Day 329. Version B.  Focus on all the good details that make up your day

365 Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles Preface:  Day 329 is the first of it’s kind.  I have two stories around one trip to Starbucks. This is Version B.  To read Version A click here. Day 329.  Version B.  Friday, February 17, 2012 I was driving to Starbucks this morning when I noticed a…

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