Today is National Compliment Day—and I realized I needed to do a bit of research about this wonderful activity and opportunity. Gogle the word and you will find over 15 million mentions!
As we all know, compliments are simple, yet powerful relationship building tools.There are also many reasons to give a compliment. In my first book, NonStop Networking, I talked about giving away 'Five A Day'–where I will look for positive attritrbutes with the people I connect with during the day and then compliment them. I put five pennies in my left pocket each morning and every time, I give a strong and sincere compliment, I take a penny and put it into the right pocket. By the end of the day, I always have moved the five pennies. By the way, you don't have to limit yourself to five— it is just starting the process and taking the action step.
I was reading on line about a company who talks about this exact same concept.As they say and I agree, "Everyday is a good day for a compliment.
When we give a compliment, we focus totally on the other person—and during the process, we also feel better about ourself. I find myself smiling throughout the day after giving out a warm compliment. It also makes me focus more on everything about that person and it gives me the opportunity to truly listen, observe and learn from them.
Think of all the people you can sincerely compliment today and everyday and make it a wonderful habit—and to really go the extra mile–when you deliver it—do it in their preferred method of communication!'