One of Dale Carnegie’s principles for winning people over is to “get the other person saying, ‘yes, yes’ immediately”. Often used as a sales technique, it is equally appropriate advice for those of us focused on building brilliantly effective peer-to-peer programs. Think about it: every email read, every form filled, every event attended – every one of these actions is someone’s way of saying “yes” to you, your content and your cause. In a recent blog post, my teammate Shana explores the concept of the “micro-yes” and how it works for the peer-to-peer registration process. This post has me looking for the “micro-yeses” in every program, outreach, event and coaching I do. I got a lot out of it so let me know what you think!

power of yes for p2p