10 tips for giving a great compliment

May 2006
Firstline;May/Jun2006, Vol. 2 Issue 3, p40
This article presents tips on giving compliments. In giving compliments, people should mean of belive what they say, otherwise the person being complimented will not believe it. Giving praises should also be specific, prompt and spontaneous. It should not be tacking on criticism or accompanied by a request for help.


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