Feb 24, 2009
1. Decide what your purpose is. Are you trying to flatter your boss, make your friend feel confident, tell your boyfriend/girlfriend how hot he/she is, etc.
2. Keep it general. It is always easier to be vague to avoid making people uncomfortable, and general comments about looking good are usually safe.
3. Take a hint from your surroundings, complimenting a coworker on a project they've done, perhaps, or telling a guy friend they look good in a specific shirt, or any other characteristic of that person's.
4. Try complimenting people on things they take pride in.
Always let compliments come naturally, if they sound forced you will be viewed as insincere.
In the same vein, keep compliments to a minimum so that you don't seem like a sycophant and each one means more.
When a compliment fails, just remember it's the thought that counts.
Posted by Jane at Tuesday, February 24, 2009 |