Flip Tip Summary

Effective networking is critical in real estate investing. Fortunately for you, many are terrible at it, so learning how to stand out from the crowd will really set you apart. Holly McKhann shares a tip from one of the most popular networking books or all time…only on FlipNerd.com!

Flip Tip Transcript:

Mike: Hey, it’s Mike Hambright from FlipNerd.com and we have a quick VIP tip to share with you from Holly McKhann, who is going to share a tip, on how to win friends and influence people.

Holly: Thanks, Mike. So I would say one of the biggest secrets to my success is this awesome book by Dale Carnegie: How to Win Friends & Influence People. This book is so full of great information and really the secret to implementing it and letting it change your life is to read it one chapter a day or one chapter at a time. I feel like if you read more than that, you just can’t assimilate it or put into practice the principals that it teaches.
For instance, one of the principals I remember specifically was about using a persons name in conversation. When you meet someone you want to say, “Oh, what’s your name? Mike? Oh nice to meet you, Mike. Oh, I’d love to hear about your business, Mike?”
You try and use their name in conversation, not so much that it’s freaky, maybe those were too close together, but you definitely want to make them feel important and validated and I remember him saying in the book that the sweetest sound to a person in their language is the sound of their own name. So people love to hear their name. That’s just one example of the many, many different ideas that are in that book.
Don’t try and read it through all at once or listen to an audio all at once. Just read a little and then try and work through it. Maybe you just do one chapter a week and practice that principal until you’re really good at it. I’ve heard of families that do that with their kids even with this book. It is a great way of teach your kids to have more social skills, social graces and win more friends and influence more people. You’ve just got to be careful they’re not influencing their parents in the wrong way.
Yeah, I love that book and I highly recommend it. It’s so cheap on Amazon, best money you could ever invest, and it will help you make millions of dollars if you use its principals along with the other things in your business.

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