In session three of the Dale Carnegie course, the focus was on enthusiasm. We each identified something that is drudgery to us. One by one, we explained why it’s drudgery, how we will be enthusiastic about it in the future, and what the task will be like after we apply enthusiasm.
We also did a mingling exercise where we made small talk with as many people as possible in a fixed length of time. We applied some of the small talk techniques we learned in previous sessions.
Finally, we took turns presenting a professional award or achievement to the class. We were encouraged to privately list and reflect on our past accomplishments. This was intended as a self esteem building exercise.