We’ve learned the importance of praise, next, we will have to learn how to praise effectively.
1. Praise needs to be genuine,
smile while you say it.
2.Praise needs to be specific
(What exactly is a good behaviour?)
(Can you come up with at
least 10 different phrases?)
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3.We have to use a variety of praises to keep effectiveness.
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4.Praise does not need to be spoken words
5. Last but not least, the praises need to match the task effort:
As task gets harder, the praise gets better.
Good performance: "Nice one"
Excellent performance: "WOW, that was amazing" & Hug
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