March 27, 2015
Interview with Richard Stengel, author of the book You're Too Kind A Brief History of Flattery
Flattery works. It’s just human nature that people like you if you show you like them, and there are some effective techniques to being a better flatterer.
Richard Stengel :
One of the classic techniques is to be specific so that you don't say to someone, "You're the greatest." You say, "Mike, you're a wonderful interviewer, and in fact I remember an interview you did several years ago with this sheepherder in New Zealand, that really changed my life."