Far too often, we flatter people with compliments that we don’t mean. At times, well-meaning compliments are too generic.

Generic, vague compliments really don’t land well.

In comparison, specific compliments do wonders.

You are a very good singer.“, is a compliment that will work moderately well.

Oh man, that piece that you weaved together after the guitar solo… that was amazing!”, is a compliment that will be much more effective.