The Best Way To Compliment Someone You've Just Met

The Best Way to Compliment Someone You've Just Met

Paying someone a compliment is a terrific way to get on someone's good side, but can also be taken the wrong way if you're not careful. This method is sure to be effective and respectful. Photo by Tom Page.

If you're not sure to how to connect with someone you've just met, networking expert Robbie Samuels suggests you pay them a compliment about any accessories they may be wearing. It could be a jacket, some sunglasses, jewellery, or anything you could consider peripheral gear. This kind of compliment acknowledges a choice that they made, something they can control. You start things off on good terms, and you avoid being disrespectful or acknowledging something out of their control (like their physical appearance or name).

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    So contrived. If When I walk into a retail store and the 'sales' assistant pays me a compliment about what I'm wearing, I know what they are up to. They're trained to quickly ID something and put out the bait - it's a turn-off for some. I can't stand it. It's definitely shallow for a social situation. Here's an idea, try to learn something about someone new, ID something of genuine interest to you, and then it will be easy to be genuine. They may even think you genuine. Oh, and by the way, your rockin that jacket. Is that from Sears?

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