The Three Steps to Give Someone a Compliment They’ll Actually Appreciate

Michelle Southern: Weekdays 2pm-7pm

They SAY everyone loves getting a compliment . . . but do we REALLY love super generic, low-effort compliments like, “You look nice today” or “I like your shoes”?

Here are the three steps you should follow to give someone a compliment they’ll actually appreciate . . .

1.  Use their name.  This seems basic . . . but when you use someone’s name in a compliment, it sends a signal you’re tailoring the compliment to them and not just blurting something out.

2.  Make your compliment specific.  Like, instead of saying, “You look nice today” . . . say, “That color is great on you, you should wear it more often.”

3.  Don’t “praise and run.”  When you give a compliment, stick around and ask a follow-up question . . . then listen to the answer.  That shows the person you’re sincere in what you said and might even want to learn from them.