Write a Letter of Compliments

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I never knew anyone who does not want to be complimented, even those who stay in the dark and say they don't want to be noticed or does not want anything in their innermost they feel good when they hear compliments for themselves. In writing compliments you must be sincere and should come from the heart this will make the letter acceptable to other person as sincerity will show the truthfulness of the letter.

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Compliment is most effective and more invigorating to those who are being recognized for a job well done.

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How to Write

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    Make sure that you mention 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 a week this month of May is a record breaking.

This right attitude and diligence of yours is a good role model to all pickers in the warehouse.

Keep up the good work.

Kind regards,

Other Tips on How to Write 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 moral up-lift whenever they receive a letter of compliment. You could send this letter to people in order to show your appreciation. This could also be a positive message in any type of relationship.

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However, compliment letters are known to produce the best effect whenever the giver follows several guidelines, such as the following:

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    You have to be very specific.
    It's best to be somewhat personal when writing a letter of compliment. Research is necessary here. You have to know the name of the recipient and other important details that will make the letter personal in nature.
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    Be clear in writing the purpose or main goal of your letter.
    Write why you appreciate or admire the act done by the recipient. Also, make your compliments particular. This will provide a positive impact to your letter.
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    The letter of compliment has to be simple.
    When you write, you have to be 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.
    You have to follow up your letter by means of a call or even a visit.
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In every 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. Some customers would even submit low ratings to the online world, and lots of people will be able to read the same. But what about the efficient service? Research shows that the good guys are often ignored. The worst thing that "lack of recognition" could eventually turn a good employee or worker into someone with a "terrible and who cares" attitude.

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This is where a letter of compliment comes into play. The main purpose is to let the worker know that his good customer service is being valued by the company and the customers.

Benefits of Letter of Compliments

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    It creates good relationship between you and the person you are complimenting.
    This is because of the positive mood that it brings forward. The other person feels appreciated and you feel good at the same time because of that effect on the other person.
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    It is one of the best ways to motivate another person to do even better.
    If you are an employer who wants to bring the best out of your workers, be very generous in giving compliments. When they feel you recognize and appreciate their strengths, the more that they will feel motivate to actually improve and be a better person. You will just soon realize that your business is operating much better because your people are very motivated to do so.
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    It helps people recognize their strengths and makes them more open to listen to their areas of improvement.
    If you are finding ways to tell another person their areas of improvement without offending them, you can begin by complimenting them first on their strong points. This way, the constructive criticism later on won't appear negative and it will be taken positively by the other person.
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Questions and Answers

How can I write better compliment 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?

Any time you are complimenting someone, it is always best to be honest and genuine with them. 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 sincerely compliment him or her, and it will ring true. Just make sure that you don't write an epic page of compliments.

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Instead, keep it relatively short, saying something like:

Dear Professor Smith,

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