Field Trip October 12 – How to Win Friends and Influence People

Before beginning to read How to Win Friends and Influence People, take some time to learn about the author, Dale Carnegie. Why did he write the book? Who was his intended audience?

Write down the names of 5 people who have had significant influence on your life and why you think they were so impactful. As you read this book, note on your list the principles that you recognize in your dealings with those 5 people.

As you read this book, consider the following:

>>Choose one of his principles and create a written goal for how you will apply it in your interactions with others. Come prepared to share this with the class.

>>What is your favorite example or story from the book? Why?

>>Are there ideas in this book that you disagree with? What character traits would a person need to develop to avoid seeming “fake”?

Watch the following video. What principles of Carnegie’s does she agree with? What role does conversation play in your efforts to build relationships?

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