Business English : How to Compliment or Praise Someone (part 2)
김과장 비즈니스영어로 날다
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.
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.
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.
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.