Business English: How to compliment or praise someone (part 1)

Business English: Way to go, Carrie!

How to compliment or praise someone (part 1)
Way to go, Carrie!

– meaning
– synonyms
– The VP’s office has the most spectacular view of the city.
– Our latest promotional strategy was a spectacular success.
– We complimented Donna on her spectacular performance.

– meaning
– synonyms
– Susie was highly commended for her dedication to this company.
– On behalf of our firm, I would like to commend you for a job well done!
– The CEO commended Ray for his brave action.

Way to go
: good job; well done; congratulations
– Way to go, Caelyn! You’ve earned your promotion.
– A: Is it true that you won the design competition? Way to go, Esther! B: Thanks. But I was surprised just like everyone else.
– Way to go on winning a free round trip ticket to Europe!

Raise the bar
: to increase the standard or expectation higher; to make something more difficult for others to follow
– I’m confident that CRS 3.0 will raise the bar for the software industry.
– Jooch’s innovative product is raising the bar for the tech industry.
– Our executives are always raising the bar to increase the competition.

Way to go, Carrie!

How to complement or or praise someone (part 1)
Situation 1
A: Hey, Carrie, I heard you convinced the CEO to fund in our new consulting project. Way to go!
B: Thanks. But I can’t take all the credit. Our task force team helped me out a lot.

Situation 2
A: You did a spectacular job on the annual sales report! You really raised the bar on how to give a great presentation. Well done!
B: Thank you, sir. I don’t know what to say… I’ll continue to do my best not to let you down.

Situation 3
A: I know it’s not easy working with manager Kim – his constant whining and complaining.
B: Oh, it’s not so bad. You just have to know how to approach him and listen to him.
A: We all commend you for always staying cool under pressure. He’s lucky to have you.

According to science, the emotional tone of a leader delivering news to employees has a greater impact than the news itself.

Nine-tenths of education is encouragement.