We are often asked why our training is so special. Across Edmonton, Dale Carnegie Training is a critical component of many organizations. Dale Carnegie is permanently a part of Canadian and global business culture. As a writer, lecturer, and an expert in sales, organizational training, public speaking and interpersonal relationships, his multi-faceted skill set keeps him forever in the forefront of corporate achievement and success. Although he passed in 1955, his principles are still shining bright as we head into 2014.
Mr. Carnegie was born to poor parents on a farm in Missouri in 1888. As a youth, he had a great interest in public speaking. As an astute debater in high school, he carried this talent into college and soon after he became a sales professional in Nebraska.
Interested in acting, he moved to New York City, where he taught public speaking for a short time. Soon he was developing his own course work writing short pamphlets on a wide array of interpersonal subjects. These pamphlets grew into books as his vision headed toward the eve of World War II.
When he published How to Win Friends and Influence People, it enjoyed immediate success. He instantly became a nationally acclaimed writer and lecturer and was soon writing a syndicated newspaper column that was read across the United States.
Dale Carnegie’s love of teaching common sense business principles grew his following into an organization to help hundreds and thousands of business people learn effective strategies for professional achievement.
The Dale Carnegie Institute launched branches all over the U.S. and across other parts of the world. He lived long enough to see his name associated with leadership and management prowess and the self- help approach to opportunity.
Among his famous quotations:
- It is the way we react to circumstances that determine our feelings.
- Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain – and most fools do.
- I’ve found that worry and irritation vanish into thin air the moment I open my mind to the many blessings I possess.
Dale Carnegie’s thoughts on communication, sales, and leadership are timeless. Pick up a book today to learn more about this great man. Call us here at Dale Carnegie Training to grow your leadership and you team as you head into 2014!
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