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Online: The power of a compliment

I want to learn how to praise others, and myself

Did you know that people are happier, feel more motivated, and perform better if they feel appreciated? Compliments add more pleasure, reduce stress, and contribute to more valuable relationships with others. But for many people receiving compliments and accepting compliments is quite a challenge. How do you handle it? What's the best way of giving compliments? You'll get clear answers to these questions in this learning journey. You'll also learn that appreciation for compliments will shape your view on the world. It's excellent that you're showing an interest in this learning journey!

  • Theme: Communication and interacton
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Spread out over 2-6 weeks
  • Sometimes it is better to give than to receive

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"If you want to get the best out of people, you need to pay them a compliment now and again," explains Ernst Bohlmeijer, professor at the University of Twente (The Netherlands). This course about how to give a compliment and how to receive a compliment helps you discover the power of a compliment. There is a lack of appreciation. It's been scientifically proven. It's especially true in the workplace, which is crazy. Appreciation is a major driving force. Employees feel more involved when they receive genuine attention and appreciation. They are more motivated. They work harder. If managers were aware of this, they'd certainly pay their staff a compliment more often! And this doesn't just apply to the workplace but also in everyday life. To everyone, you too!

Giving compliments lets others grow. Do you mainly focus on what could be improved? Or on what's already being done well? We tend to focus on what can be improved. We soon take the things that go smoothly for granted. What about you? Are you in an environment where compliments are given? If so, you're probably the best person to judge. Maybe it feels crazy suddenly paying your supervisor or mother-in-law a compliment? But did you know that positive appreciation not only has the power to brighten up your day, but it can also change your life. This is because you then take a more positive approach to life, appreciate more. As a result you feel better, and this strengthens your relationships with others. You'll discover all this and more in this course.


You now have an impression of the learning journey. Would you like to continue learning? Do you want to give yourself a boost? Then let's get started.

Meet the master

Our online courses are written by our "masters." Each one of them is an expert in their field, and they all have many years of experience. Among them you'll find trainers, psychologists, coaches, authors, etc.

Linda van der Wal is the master behind this learning journey. Linda is an experienced master in the social sciences field. She writes books about good intentions, influencing, and other trade secrets.

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