How to easily win friends

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Do you know what the sweetest sound in every language is to people? You may be surprised by the answer. Their name. Odin learned how important the name of a person was to them from a real estate agent he was friends with. 

In fact, learning the importance of names helped Odin run successful campaigns for his art gallery and gain the commitment and loyalty of various wealthy art geeks. 

Odin met with John (The realtor) in an auction Odin was hosting for an art gallery. John was a charming guy with a big smile, he was the type you would feel happy around. However, that wasn’t the only reason for his success in making friends and getting customers. There was one trick that helped John charm anyone. 

Whenever John met anyone, he would ask what their name was. Which would show the other person John was genuinely interested in them. Once John got their name, he would make sure to remember it. Sometimes John would make songs that rhymed with the names of his clients to remember their names. It was an effective method for memorizing names. Anyhow, in every interaction with the client, John made sure to use their names. In order to personalize their experience with him. 

Trivial things like remembering someone’s name can help you gain the commitment and cooperation of anyone. It certainly helped John become the number one realtor in town. John’s peers would host multiple guests at once and not bother to remember their names. Which made clients feel unimportant. 

Feeling important is priceless… 

Authors Note

In this book, we examine Odin’s notebooks to learn how to win friends and influence people from him. We wish our readers don’t just simply read this story but also try to learn from Odin. 

Book: How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie (Purchase book on Amazon)

Lesson(s)

  • A person’s name is the sweetest and most important sound in any language to the person.

Coca Cola was one of the companies that understood the power of names. One of Coke’s most successful campaign was an initiative where they sold Cola bottles with the most popular names in a country. Buying a Cola bottle with your name or someone you love’s name on it made you or the person you gifted the bottle to feel important. It personalized everyone’s experience with Coke. Which thus, helped Cola generate lots of revenue.

The same method can be used when making friends, making an effort to remember someone’s name will make them feel important and respected. It will personalize their experience with you. 

  • Make the other person feel important – and do it sincerely.

Notice: All of the entities and locations mentioned in this story are fictional.

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