Develop leadership and communication skills to inspire and motivate others with the world-famous Dale Carnegie Course. View In Person and Live Online Dates. 

Dale Carnegie for Young Adults

Young students often need to balance school, work and relationships while at the same time, planning for their future.

 Skills for future success

Generation Next: Skills for future success helps high schoolers prepare for the future choices they may have to make, set and achieve goals, and perform to their full potential. 

Take command of your future

Get prepared for the real world. Gain the skills needed reach goals and live up to your full potential after graduation. Explore our year long learning path or pick courses specific for your needs.

Create career success

Interns need guidence as they enter the professional workforce. Help them stay on track with their career success by exploring our intern training options. 

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Our Principles

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Become a Friendlier Person

1. Don't criticize, condemn, or complain. 
2. Give honest, sincere appreciation.
3. Arouse in the other person an eager want.
4. Become genuinely interested in other people.
5. Smile.
6. Remember that a person's name is to that person the sweetest and most important sound in any language.
7. Be a good listener. Encourage others to talk about themselves.
8. Talk in terms of the other person's interests.
9. Make the other person feel important - and do it sincerely.
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Win People to Your Way of Thinking

10. The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
11. Show respect for the other person's opinion. Never say "you're wrong.
12. If you are wrong, admit it quickly and emphatically.
13. Begin in a friendly way.
14. Get the other person saying, “yes, yes” immediately.
15. Let the other person do a great deal of the talking.
16. Let the other person feel that the idea is his or hers.
17. Try honestly to see things from the other person’s point of view.
18. Be sympathetic with the other person’s ideas and desires.
19. Appeal to the nobler motives.
20. Dramatize your ideas.
21. Throw down a challenge.
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Be a Leader

22. Begin with praise and honest appreciation.
23. Call attention to people’s mistakes indirectly.
24. Talk about your own mistakes before criticizing the other person.
25. Ask questions instead of giving direct orders.
26. Let the other person save face.
27. Praise the slightest improvement and praise every improvement. Be “hearty in your approbation and lavish in your praise.
28. Give the other person a fine reputation to live up to.
29. Use encouragement. Make the fault seem easy to correct.
30. Make the other person happy about doing the thing you suggest.