Compliment People and Their Abilities
Pay people sincere compliments and then acknowledge the compliment. Here’s a way you can make it work for you.
Say you compliment an associate about some new office furniture they just bought. Most of us would probably say, “Your new furniture looks good and suits the office.”
On the other hand, the professional that understands the power of complementing the individual would say something like this. “Your new furniture looks great and really suits the office. I think you have a natural talent for decorating. But you’ve never taken decorating lessons have you?”
Everyone can give a compliment, but only someone really interested in people knows how to pass on a compliment that will make the hearer feel really special.