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The Secret of Being a Convincing Talker
How I Learned It In One Evening
By George Raymond
good. From that I was given the job of making collections. When Mr. Buckley joined the Officers' Training Camp. I was made Treasurer. Between you and me, George, my salary is now $7,500 a year and I expect it will be more from the first of the year.
"And I want to tell you sincerely that I attribute my success solely to the fact that I learned how to talk to people."
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When Jordan finished, I asked him for the address of the publishers of Dr. Law's course, and he gave it to me. I sent for it and found it to be exactly as he had stated. After studying the eight simple lessons I began to sell to people who had previously refused to listen to me at all. After four months of record-breaking sales during the dull est season of the year, I received a wire from the chief asking me to return to the home office. We had quite a long talk in which I explained how I was able to break sales records and I was appointed Sales Manager at almost twice my former salary. I know that there was nothing in me that had changed except that I had acquired the ability to talk where formerly I simply used "words without reason." I can never thank Jordan enough for telling me about Dr. Law's Course in Business Talking and Public Speaking. Jordan and I are both spending all our spare time making public speeches and Jordan is being talked about now as mayor of our little town.
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opened to me. Imagine my amazement then, when “For example, I learned why I had I heard:
always lacked confidence, why talking "Jordan's just been made Treasurer had always seemed something to be of the Company!"
dreaded, whereas it is really the simplest I could hardly believe my ears. But thing in the world to 'get up and talk.' there was the “Notice to Employees" I learned how to secure complete aton the bulletin board telling about tention to what I was saying and how Jordan's good fortune.
to make everything I said interesting, Now I know that Jordan was a ca- forceful and convincing. I learned the pable fellow. quiet, and unassuming, art of listening, the value of silence, and but I never would have picked him for the power of brevity. Instead of being any such sudden rise. I knew, too, that funny at the wrong time, I learned how the Treasurer of the Great Eastern had and when to use humor with telling effect. to be a big man, and I wondered how in “But perhaps the most wonderful the world Jordan landed the place.
thing about the lessons were the actual The first chance I got, I walked into examples of what things to say and Jordan's new office.
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simply, convincingly. Then came my "A few weeks later, just as I was first promotion since I entered the acabout to give up hope of ever learning counting department. I was given the how to talk interestingly, I read an an- job of answering complaints, and I made
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