Dale Carnegie

The teacher of sales.

What'd He Sell?

  • He sold correspondence bonds to ranchers.
  • Bacon, soap, and lard.
  • He quit sales in 1911 to become a lecturer.

The History

Dale was born on Nov. 24th, 1888 in Maryville Missouri. He was a poor farmers boy, and had to wake up early each day to milk the cows. He attended the State Teacher's College in Warrensburg, and he started selling correspondence courses to ranchers. Dale had moved to New York , dreaming of being a lecturer, to only be shut down and going to a school for acting. That didn't work out and he began to think about public speaking and that was his profession since then.

Interesting Facts

  • Dale went from being a poor farmer to wealthy teacher.
  • He taught classes about sales.
  • He served in the army during WWI.
  • Wrote a plethora of books/booklets.
  • Died of Hodgkins Disease.

"Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success."

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Give your 100 - Dale Carnegie Part 1