The Best Handful of Tips 71 –
Discover the Power of Praising
Praising and saying “Thank you ” is a neglected skill. A few words of appreciation and approval can improve a person’s performance, their self respect and enhance your relationships.
Discover the power of praise – it will make your world a better place.
Five of the best tips to enhance your relationships by praising others
People need praise
Find something to praise in each person but only if praise is warranted.
Make eye contact, and thank the person by name
Their name is precious to them, especially if associates with praise.
Be specific and tell the person what they did well
People grow in confidence and try harder if the praise is sincere.
Praising is usually appreciated more if you put your complement in writing.
Take care not to over praise and embarrass the person. You can over do praising.
Don’t praise to cover a reprimand
If you do, It will not be fully heard or appreciated and you could lose self respect.
Praise in public, criticise in private
Go public with your praise.
If you acknowledge efforts in front of their friends or colleagues it often means more and could inspire others.
“Praise loudly – blame softly.”
Source: “Persuasive Ways. ‘Tricks of the trade’ to get your ideas across”. First published by Moss Associates Ltd., New Zealand and in Chinese by the Shanghai People’s Publishing House, the Singapore Institute of Management, Kogan Page Ltd, U.K and in Hungarian by Bagolyvar Konyvkiado. Also published as the “Secrets of Persuasion” by Cengage Learning Asia and as an e-book and sold by Amazon.com.