When people speak, the best responses are both active and constructive : engaged, enthusiastic, curious and has supportive nonverbal action. Ask questions. Be excited. Ask for details. Smile. Touch. Laugh. It's a powerful technique - it makes you more liked and people more receptive to your requests.
Is there any truth to Dale Carnegie's "How to Win Friends and Influence People"? - Barking Up The Wrong Tree
It means knowing what you don’t know. Many people accomplish a little bit and decide that they are experts. But successful people often downplay their successes (or usually never even mention them) - they regularly point out their weaknesses and how they need to learn more.
If narcissists believe something will hurt their reputation, they will think twice . Don’t tell them how people might react; instead, ask probing questions. Narcissists are much more likely to act on ideas that they think they thought up themselves.
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You need to have an interesting point to make it worthwhile. Your most interesting point should be the last thing you say in your story . Keep it short. Keep it personal . People prefer stories about people they know. The more you tell a story the better you get the natural timing and emphasis.