There's so many good lessons in this book I plan on listening to it several times a year and plan on buying the book as gifts for friends.
Very personable clear voice, excellent diction, conversationalist read instead of a script read.
I felt like a light went on. I can already spot people that have read this book and applied its principles in their lives. I'm more confident.
Great book, everyone should read it and apply some or all of it's principles to their lives. It would make the world a much better place.
In God I Trust • Everything else is questionable
This book is ideal for anyone who wants to be successful in interpersonal communication. It has taught me so much! "Be hearty in your approbation and lavish in your praise" is my personal communication mantra.
The book is so goog, when I write, I think of the lessons told. The more I think on the teachings in this book; the better I become in interacting with people.
WoW! What a book! I will listen to it over and over until I have nailed all the steps down.
follow the principals.
He grows on you and you'll miss him when the book is over.
listen and show real appreciation for others.
I've recommended it to all my friends and family.
Panamanian engineer enjoying life in the West Coast of Florida. Love photography, fashion & the little details that make us happy
Dale Carnegie was a master in dealing with people. The concepts he teaches in his book can be applied everywhere and to everyone.
It's a no-nonsense approach. Stories associated with each of the principles makes it for an enjoyable "reading".
Andrew MacMillan is easy to listen to. His tone of voice is human, and doesn't feel like a lecture, rather a story.
Many of the chapters made me laugh, and I have listened to this book several times already.
Family members appreciated when I put in practice the principles this book taught me.
How to Win Friends & Influence People is a classic for a reason. Dale Carnegie allows you to discover on the way the better way to influence... the better way to lead... the better way to be better. Had I read this earlier in my life, I may not have appreciated it as much, but I am so glad to have read it now.
I loved this book and the time it was written in. It has been amazing for my business and my business partners.
Software developer (Java, Ruby on Rails, Android) and all-around computer nerd, as well as an avid reader and listener of intercommunication- and psychology-related books. Not much for fiction, but I love cool non-fiction!
I almost *must* listen to this book again because of its comprehensiveness of amazing content regarding most of the aspects of interpersonal affairs (and even in regard to dealing with yourself)! One time around just won't cut it because there's so much good stuff to soak in.
I think it may be almost criminal to compare this book with any other. It was around before most of the other books in the same genre and is--just as is the material written by Socrates millenia ago--still just as pertinent today as it was then (other than the dollar amounts mentioned in the stories--talk about inflation!).
I've not previously heard anything narrated by Andrew MacMillan, but his voice tonality, inflection, and pronunciation are extremely soothing and easy to listen to without putting one to sleep in the process.
I will always remember the concept that it's more favorable to get someone else to come to their own version of your conclusion than it is to force your opinion on them. Before listening to this book I was quick to correct thoughts of others that I thought were wrong because I thought that was the "right thing to do." Boy, was I wrong! What I should have been doing was correcting myself for trying to correct others.
I started reading the written-letter version of this book some years ago and never got very far into it because what I read seemed to me to be common sense. My mistake was not letting the book run its full course and going to the very end, because there are so many great concepts past the beginning of the book that had never even dawned on me. If you're considering listening to this book, just know that all of the content builds upon its previous content and you should do yourself the favor of listening all the way through, even if what you're hearing seems old and already-known. ***WARNING: If you are not a fan of realizing that you've been wrong for years, DO NOT listen to this book, because it will most likely make you come to that realization quickly and with great magnitude. The upside of this, however, is that Dale Carnegie not only points out misconceptions, but also tells what the proper conceptions are and how to think about things, awesomely illustrated in stories that are sometimes funny and mostly very metaphorically powerful. If your life is perfect and no one ever disagrees with you, then don't purchase this book. Otherwise, ya gotta have it!
This book is worth reviewing regularly as it has many basic principles for dealing with people whether they are friends, family, strangers or customers. I read this book about 15 years ago and was surprised to realise how much of it I have been applying in my dealings with others. After listening to it again I have deliberately used some of the principles that I had forgotten about, in my dealings with business customers. This produced excellent and positive results.
I am a great believer in testing and data and this book has none of that. It is entirely subjective and only uses anecdotal evidence but I believe you can only measure the results of applying these principles by experiencing the results.
Being effective in your daily relationships with people is an art more than a science.
The performance is clear and concise but I guess the voice is a little old school for my taste.
It is very practical and useful information. It is probably more important today than when it was written.
This is a timeless classic about human nature and why people act the way that they do. My mother-in-law insistent that I read this book, and I was resistant. I agreed to listen to one chapter, and I was hooked.
The narrator is easy to listen to.
Learn a person's name. It may be hard, but he or she will appreciate it.