Dale Carnegie Facts

Dale Carnegie Facts
Dale Carnegie was an American author and guru in the self-improvement, salesmanship, and corporate training fields. He was born Dale Harbison Carnegie on November 24th, 1888, in Maryville, Missouri to James William Carnegie, a farmer, and Amanda Elizabeth Harbison. As a child he had to milk the cows every morning, and as a teen, while still milking each morning, he attended Teacher's College in Warrensburg. After graduation he worked as a salesman of correspondence courses to ranchers, and then a variety of products for Armour & Company. In 1911 Dale had saved enough money to quit his job and begin working as a Chautauqua lecturer, but instead went to acting school. Soon he was broke and began teaching public speaking at the YMCA in New York, which began his career in self-improvement.
Interesting Dale Carnegie Facts:
In 1914 Dale Carnegie had become so successful with his Dale Carnegie Course that he was earning approximately $500 a week ($11,800 a week today).
Although not related to Andrew Carnegie, a famous business magnate and philanthropist at the time, Dale rented Carnegie Hall in 1916 to give a lecture. The hall was packed.
Dale Carnegie served in World War I in the United States Army at Camp Upton on Long Island.
Dale Carnegie's first writing collection was titled Public Speaking: A Course for Business Men (1926).
In 1936, the still famous book written by Dale Carnegie titled How to Win Friends and Influence People was published. It was so popular that it was a bestseller from the time it was published, and within a few months had its 17th print run.
How to Win Friends and Influence People sold more than 5 million copies during Dale Carnegie's lifetime. It was translated into more than 31 languages. Since its first publication the book has sold more than 15 million copies around the world and continues to be used by business schools and individual self-improvement seekers to this day.
One of the key lessons that Dale Carnegie taught in his courses was that it is possible to change someone else's behavior by changing one's own behavior toward them.
In 1944 Dale Carnegie married his second wife (his first marriage ended in divorce in 1931) in 1944, Dorothy Price Vanderpool. They had a daughter together named Donna Dale.
Dale Carnegie published several self-improvement books during his lifetime including Public Speaking: the Standard Course of the United Y.M.C.A. (1920), Public Speaking: a Practical Course for Business Men (1926), How to Win Friends and Influence People (1936), and How to Stop Worrying and Start Living (1948).
Dale Carnegie published several booklets that are given out in the Dale Carnegie Courses.
Dale Carnegie also wrote a biography of Abraham Lincoln in 1932 titled Lincoln, Lincoln the Unknown.
Dale Carnegie died on November 1st, 1955 in Forest Hills, New York, at the age of 66. He had Hodgkin's disease and uremia when he died.
Dale Carnegie founded a course in 1912 that became the Dale Carnegie Course in Effective Speaking and Human Relations. Since its creation it expanded to more than 90 countries around the world.

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