The newly recognized found superpower. It’s the ability to connect better, feel more confident when you walk into a room of strangers, and geuinely enjoy interactions with people.
Mr. Webster defines it as the capacity to be aware of, control, and express one’s emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically.
This is why I truly believe in the value of the 8-week Dale Carnegie Course.
You’re surrounded by an intimate 15–20 strangers from different walks of life, industries, levels who are all expecting to experience tangible breakthroughs. It’s an amazing place to be challenged and grow. We spend a significant portion of time building trust so that everyone is comfortable to try new things.
2. Time-phased learning
You know, like school! We’re held accountable by a group of strangers to really implement principals, concepts, ideas from the training room to the real world.
3. Authentic public speaking
Each week, you’ll give a 2 minute talk about which principals you applied. It’s the just in time (interruptive) coaching that helps train us to be engaging, dynamic, concise and inspiring.
4. People, people, people
Sometimes, do you simply not like people? If you say no then you’ve never been on public transport. Sometimes the people we don’t like are our teams/bosses/roommates — -not very comfortable!
As we’re “practicing” the power of connection together in the training room, we’re actually getting to know one another on a deep level. Often we’ve heard people take this program and realize they now know a group of strangers better then some family members/coworkers/best friends. Even in the 3-day immersion course.
The difference between appreciation and flattery? That is simply. One is sincere and the other insincere. One comes from the heart out; the other from the teeth out. One is unselfish; the other selfish. One is universally admired; the other universally condemned.-Dale Carnegie
5. Practical tools
You can go to an inspiring conference and leave pumped up but thinking “what and how do I actually do that?” We learn…
- name memory
- building rapport & making conversations run smoothly
- settling conflict
- clearly present your ideas
- speak concisely and powerfully in just 2 minutes
5. Throw away you comfort zone
You know that feeling when you walk into a networking group and don’t know what to say or who to talk to first? Yeah we get rid of that. Out of the box activities, skits and discussions to reframe the way we see social interactions. It takes 7 seconds to form a first impression and we apply practical tools for making our interatctions more natural and impactful.
6. Build self confidence!
Personally, this was my biggest takeaway and the reason I work for this company. Whether it be 1 on 1 or in front of 500 people. Own your presence, take on new challenges and love who you are.
7. Achieve goals
We HAVE to be held accountable. We set out vision statements that include tangible practical goals by the end of the program. Each participant receives weekly coaching calls to strategize and support those goals.
p.s Warren Buffet said this program was the #1 most important education in his career.