How to Win Friends and  Influence People by Dale Carnegie.


“An Easy Way to Become a Good Conversationalist: Be a good listener. Encourage others to talk about themselves.”

“Don’t criticize, condemn or complain”. Instead of condemning people trying to understand them gives their reasons for doing things. This more profitable as it breeds sympathy, kindness and tolerance.

I’ve read four chapters between Parts 1 &2. The life principles in this groundbreaking guidebook is making me question, learn and act. Different stories of people who practically lived using these principles are narrated.

A recommended text for my Professional ADR Skills and Accreditation and Certification Course Modules 1& 2 hosted by Insitute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators (ICMC Nigeria). My week has been fast paced and productive.

I learnt how to tender a proper apology during the Mediation training yesterday. Which made me realise how some apologies I’ve given are inadequate.

1. ‘I Am Sorry’, acknowledge your action with sincerity.

2. Be specific about what you’re sorry for.

3. State what you intend to do to prevent a reoccurrence.

I’m writing my accreditation exams this weekend. Mock Trial is here and its preparations have swallowed my evenings. I volunteered to be a Judge. This should help me practise my communication skills and knowledge of Criminal Law.


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