When you communicate with others, do you communicate to connect?
John C. Maxwell said, “Everyone communicates, few connect.
When you reach out to others to let them know you enjoyed something they presented, said, or did, do you simply say, “I enjoyed your presentation?”
Whether you are speaking to a subordinate, boss, or speaker, a comment like “I enjoyed your _________,” is really an empty phrase of praise.
To strengthen your comment and let the person being praised know specifically how they connected with you, a statement like, “I really enjoyed your presentation, especially when you said, “___________,” is meaningful.
Sol says… “As a crucible refines silver, and a smelter refines gold, so a person should refine his praise.” ~ Proverbs 27:21
Be sure to be specific with others when you praise them to raise your communication to connection.
When you do that, you will have a great day and keep being awesome.
Brian Kennedy is an encourager who shepherds small business owners and entrepreneurs along the path of business success to preeminence by embracing time tested principles and executing the associated fundamentals daily.