April 1, 2017

Mastering The Art Of Giving A Compliment

Abraham Lincoln once said, “Everybody likes a compliment.” It’s a true statement that should ring true with everyone. Giving a compliment is super easy and it makes people smile. If we all strive to give more compliments, maybe we can make the world a better place.

Smiling man giving two thumbs after giving a compliment

Compliments are simple words of encouragement that can have a positive and uplifting effect. When was the last time someone gave you a genuine compliment? How did it make you feel? Sharing your positive energy with other people is contagious and it’s something that you need to do more of. If you’re a job seeker or a professional, go out of your way to master the art of giving a compliment.

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Giving a compliment can help you get ahead in life. When you show someone that you’ve noticed them, it can really make their day. Not only is a compliment a confidence booster, but it also sparks creativity and makes people smile. This is great for them, but it can also help you to grow your network, build trust with people, and strengthen important relationships.

As you can see, giving a compliment is a win-win situation for everyone. If you want to master the art of giving a compliment, you need to remember these key points:

  • Be Specific.
  • Be Genuine.
  • Keep It Unique.
  • Keep It Short And Sweet.
  • Be Timely.
  • Be Sincere.
  • Don’t Expect Anything In Return.
  • Be Appropriate.
  • Be Yourself.
  • Finish With A Question.

Giving a compliment is an essential social skill for everyone. While it may seem awkward to give a meaningful and sincere compliment at first, it will come more naturally with practice. Try to give a ta least a handful of compliments each and ever day. You’ll be amazed at how it will help you connect with others and positively impact your life.

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About this Author 

Derek Lennon is a skier and writer who lives, works, and plays in the mountains. He travels the globe in search of snow and adventure. Life has allowed him to live and work all over the world doing cool jobs and loving every minute of it.

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