Business English : How to Compliment or Praise Someone (part 2)

Business English : How to Compliment or Praise Someone (part 2)

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You went to the extra mile to help.

: extremely useful; indispensable.
; helpful, valuable
– Jason is an invaluable asset to the legal department.
– I gained an invaluable experience at the training camp.
– Your advice on how to negotiate with our client was invaluable.

: unusual; not typical.
; extraordinary, special, strange, odd, unique, rare, remarkable, unusual
– Thank you for an exceptional speech at the symposium.
– Kayla was hire for her exceptional writing and presentation skill.
– Director Gregory is an exceptional leader and mentor.

go the extra mile
: to do more than necessary; to make a greater effort.
– We must go the extra mile to make our customers happy.
– A: Why do you recommend Success Service? / B: Because when I called them to fix my PC last month, they went the extra mile to fix my monitor as well.
– Be sure to go to the extra mile to ensure the quality of all our products.

exceed one’s expectations
: to be much bigger or better than expected; to go beyond what was anticipated previously
– What can we do to exceed our customers’ expectations?
– Surprisingly, this year’s sales have exceeded all expectations.
– The outcome of the expo has exceeded everyone’s expectations.

You went the extra mile to help.

Situation 4
A: Your tutorial lecture on Excel shortcut keys was amazing. I know you went the extra mile to teach and help everyone. It made my job so much easier.
B: I’m glad I could be of help in a small way.
A: It was actually huge. Thanks so much!
B: My pleasure. Let me know if you have any questions.

Situation 5
A: Thanks for your invaluable ideas and advice on the ABC beach club project. You’ve really exceeded all of our expectations.
B: Oh, it was nothing. Feel free to ask me anytime. You know how to reach me.
A: Will do. Appreciate it.

Situation 6
A: We hear your success in Hanoi is opening many doors in Vietnam. Great work!
B: Well, I obviously didn’t do it alone. It was only possible with the help of my exceptional team. They deserve all the credit.
A: I hear ya. I guess this calls for a celebration!

A global research has found that compliments and positive encouragements often improve work performance better than cash rewards.

A great employee is like a four leaf clover: hard to find & lucky to have.


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.