The Art of Giving Praise

Giving general compliments like “great idea”, “good work” or “I love it” might have their place. However, being more specific is so much better for the other person’s ego and for his or her future work.

So instead of telling someone that you loved their presentation, be more precise by pointing out what s/he did well and the value you gained from it.

For example, you might comment on his or her amazing visuals and graphs, and explain how s/he has helped you to finally understand a particular topic.

That way your praise becomes more meaningful—and long-lasting.

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