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How to Succeed with People: Remarkably easy ways to engage, influence and motivate almost anyone

How to Succeed with People: Remarkably easy ways to engage, influence and motivate almost anyone

Paul McGee

ISBN: 978-0-857-08296-1

Mar 2013, Capstone

216 pages



Learn to be a people person with international bestselling author Paul McGee!

Let's face it, if you want any sort of success in life you’re going to have to deal with other people at some point. All success requires input from other people – even if you've invented something in your bedroom, eventually, you're going to need to interact with people to take it to the next level. And even if you don’t desperately hanker after success, you surely want to be liked, have friends, get on well with people? Learning how to better communicate and interact with others can really help to improve your life – from ensuring you enjoy parties more to turning you into a roaring success magnet. So whether you dread social events with a passion and spend evenings cringing in a corner, or just want to have better relationships at work and in life, then How to Succeed With People, written in Paul’s characteristic down to earth, approachable style, can help you become a people magnet.

Learn how to:

  • Hold people’s attention when you talk
  • Listen and react properly to what others are saying or doing
  • Better confront, complain and deal with difficult conversations
  • Give compliments and praise
  • Deal with interviews, networking events, difficult conversations and more
  • And much more
What’s the big deal about

this people stuff? vii

Let’s set the scene 1

SECTION ONE – Stop, Understand 9

People can’t be fixed 11

Most people suffer from S.A.D.S. 17

Some people are lightbulbs 23

Why intelligent people do stupid things 29

You get what you tolerate 35

Humiliation is for amateurs 43

Being nice won’t always work 51

It takes two to tango 57

No investment, no return 63

SECTION TWO – Move On 71

Have realistic expectations 73

Let sleeping dogs lie . . . sometimes 81

Check out your attitude 87

Be willing to be wrong 99

Don’t treat people as you want to be treated 107

Four killer questions you have to ask yourself 113

How to make criticism count . . . not crucify 123

Work out why they’re whinging 131

How to make people feel S.P.E.C.I.A.L. (Part 1) 141

How to make people feel S.P.E.C.I.A.L. (Part 2) 151

How to pick people up when they’re feeling down 163

How to talk so people listen 173

The ball’s in your court 185

About Paul McGee 195

More stuff to help 197

Index 201