Write a Letter of Compliments

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I don't know anyone who doesn't want to be complimented; even those who are shy and insist they don't want to be noticed. Everyone feels a surge of pride when they are complimented on their excellence – a job well done – their creativity and art. People even puff their chests out a little when someone tells them they have a beautiful home or a great new haircut. Too many people tell everyone else how wonderfully "John" completed the project – everyone, that is, except John. Don't be one of those people. Always remember to tell people when they've done a good job.

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When writing a letter complimenting someone, you must be sincere and every word you say should come from the heart. People can feel when you aren't being truthful, especially when it comes to compliments.

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How to Write a Compliment

A compliment is an effective way to get more efficient work from employees, it recognizes a job well done, and jobs well done are what make your company successful. More importantly, everyone deserves to be recognized when they are working beyond expectations.

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    Make sure you say exactly what the compliment is for.
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    Provide a comment to the action that led to the compliment.
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    Provide an encouragement to continue the complimenting action.
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Sample Letter

Dear Charles:

The average pick rate of 1000 orders a week for the month of May is a record breaking. Your attitude and tireless diligence is an excellent role model to all the other pickers in the warehouse.

Keep up the good work!

Kind regards,

Other Tips to Writing a Complimentary Letter

A letter of compliment is often used in different professional and personal settings. This kind of letter can be utilized to encourage a coworker or a friend. Most people say that they feel morally up-lifted when they receive complimentary words.

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  • You might send this letter to someone to show your appreciation.
  • You might send this letter to people you want to encourage – self-improvement, education, a successful fundraiser – etc.
  • This might also be an intimate message you send to a lover, or close friend.
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Whatever the reason, complimentary letters are known to produce the wonderful effects provided the giver follows the following guidelines:

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    Be specific.
    Be clear. Get right to the point. This is no time to be evasive. Let the person know why you are complimenting them and how you admire them. Include how their actions have affected other people or the business, and inspired others.
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    Be positive.
    If you are complimenting any kind of improvement – better at work, weight loss, etc., don't remind them of they way it way, the way they were. Keep it positive and forward thinking. Telling someone they look so good now that they've lost the weight is a backhanded compliment. Just tell them they look good. Period.
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    Be personal.
    It's best to be personal when writing a letter complimenting someone. If it's regarding business, research is necessary here. You'll need to know the name of the recipient and other important details that will make the letter personal.
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    Keep it simple.
    Don't make it complicated. Don't use unnecessary words. When you write, you have to get straight to the point and at the same time, your letter has to be sincere.
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    Reinforce the sincerity of your letter.
    Follow up your letter with a call or even a visit. You've made a connection here, don't lose it.
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In business, clients expect to receive assistance in a professional and courteous manner whenever they enter a place of business. However, when the expectation isn't met, threats are made, and complaints are filed. In this cyber world, it becomes easier and easier to discredit a company, and do real damage by online ratings. What about efficient service? Research shows that people are much more likely to ignore their positive experience, and take action on the negative ones. Being kind is often a thankless job, leading to cynicism. Don't let good behavior pass you by without recognizing the person who may have made your day.

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It's just as easy to compliment, as it is to complain. If you have a particularly good experience in the retail world, or online, talking to a complaints department or with the IT people in your company, or over the phone. Let people know when they are doing a good job. CC their boss, and let them know as well. This world could use a bit more kindness.

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Benefits of Letter of Compliments

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    An action of empowerment.
    It creates good relationship between you and the person you are complimenting. This is because of the positive mood it creates, a feeling of self-worth and accomplishment. Everyone loved to feel appreciated.
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    Good things beget good things.
    You might be surprised how good it makes you feel to compliment someone. A compliment is a simple act that can bring about change in both the person who receives the compliment, and the person who so kindly gives it.
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    Motivation.
    It is a wonderful way to motivate another person to do even better. If you are an employer who wants to bring the best out in your workers, be very generous in giving compliments. Being recognized and appreciated for their strengths will motivate them to be a better person, work to improve and perhaps, be more likely to compliment other people for their hard work. Soon, you'll find even your company is working more efficiently, because your employees have been motivated.
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    It helps people realize their strengths and makes them more open to listen to areas that could use improvement.
    If you're in a situation where you need to discuss the need for improvement with someone, start by pointing out the positive first. Compliment them. Discuss the issue at hand, and then end on a positive note – tell them something good about themselves.
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Questions and Answers

How can I write a better complimentary letter to a teacher or college Professor?

I wrote a little compliment letter, but I still don't know if it is perfectly written. Can you help me with some kind things I should say?

Whenever you compliment someone, it's always best to be honest and genuine. This is especially true with teachers and professors, as they have years of experience with less than sincere flattery. By identifying things that you genuinely liked about your professor, you will be able to compliment him or her in such a way that they are flattered by your words. Remember to keep it short, they have enough essays to read. Try something like:

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Dear Professor Smith,

As you're no doubt aware, the experiences and life lessons one learns while attending university aren't always easy to understand. When I first came to your class, I was afraid I might not do well, and unsure if I could meet the high expectations other students had said you held your students to.

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I was pleased to learn that, while you did have high expectations, you were also willing to take the time to translate them into a form a new student like me could easily grasp and work with. Your patience and dedication to the craft of teaching helped me more than perhaps I have previously expressed, and I wanted you to know. Your help will be remembered, and your lessons a guide for me as I navigate the complexities of adult life.

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With sincere and lasting thanks, Your Student

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I cannot tell you enough how proud I am of you. I have always believed you could do anything you want in life, and you have done exactly that. A good education will position you for a very rich and successful life.

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I wish you the best of all things, and know you will do wonderful things in your life. It has been a privilege to watch your grow from the day you were born, to now, a university graduate. Now your destiny is in your hands, and I know your destiny is in good hands.

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With love, the proudest mother in the world.

Your Mum.

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