3 Steps Critical Steps To Give Praise...
We all know how good it feels to be praised. It can be a confidence booster and make us feel happy, appreciated, and supported. But did you know that praise can also have the opposite effect? That's right, too much praise or careless praise can actually undermine our self-esteem and leave us feeling worse about ourselves. So how can you make sure that your praise is having the desired effect?
Here are a few tips:
- Be specific in your praise. Generic compliments like "good job" or "nice work" are not as impactful as specific ones that point out what you admire about someone's effort or achievement. For example, instead of saying "good job on that presentation," say something like "I loved the way you organized your thoughts and presented your ideas clearly."
- Avoid comparison praise. This is the type of praise that compares someone to others ("You're the best student in the class") or to a higher standard ("You did a great job for a beginner"). Comparison praise can inadvertently make someone feel like they need to always be the best or that they're not good enough as they are. Stick to praising someone for their individual efforts and achievements.
- Be genuine in your delivery. Facial expressions, tone of voice, and body language all play a role in conveying sincerity. If you deliver your compliments with an insincere smile or an air of condescension, chances are good that your words will fall flat. Conversely, if you sincerely share how impressed you are with someone's accomplishments, your enthusiasm will be contagious and your praise will be more effective.
Praise is a powerful tool that can help build self-esteem or undermine it. The key is to deliver it in a way that is specific, sincere, and free from comparison. With these tips in mind, go out and celebrate the successes of others! Live everyday like Friday!
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