How to Congratulate and Not to Congratulate Someone on a Promotion?
It sounds great if you take time from your busy schedule and wish other person for their Promotion. This will make others think that you’re a thoughtful person and well, this also helps you to build corporate relationships. It just takes a moment to appreciate one’s efforts and time on their promotion which will strengthen your connection with the person. Here are few tips on How to Congratulate someone on a promotion and how to not to.
How to Congratulate Someone on a Promotion?
Think about the person
Just think if the person whom you are congratulating is your good friend or a business associate. Just give a shape to your tone. If you are congratulating your good friend or a family member, you just go informal and covey your wishes. If it’s your business associate or any other associate, just be professional.
Don’t be too late
Don’t wait too long to appreciate one’s efforts and time on their promotion. Because being quick in these things will give a good impression. Feel free to congratulate as early as possible.
State the specific occasion
Make sure that you explain why and what you are congratulating the person on. This will make the other person respond quickly.
Explain how you know
Try to explain how you got to know about the promotion and found out the news. And if you haven’t been in touch with the person, you need to especially specify this. Perhaps, you would have heard the news through the person’s social media site or a colleague told you. Make sure you tell the source.
Express praise and approval
Well, strength the person and also your bond by mentioning that you always knew they were right for this kind of job, or that you can’t think of anyone else better for the promotion.
How Not to Congratulate Someone on a Promotion
Avoid too much praising. This might turn over sarcastic and convey some unintentional thoughts.
Don’t be one of those bad liars while you’re appreciating someone. If you don’t want to appreciate the person, it is better you don’t convey you are best wishes to the person. Always be sincere in your congratulations and focus on the positive thoughts as this will give some positive vibes too. Also, don’t try to stretch the truth. Focus much on their coming up visions and do encourage them.
Don’t waste time. The person might be busy, so praise short and to the point. Keep your congratulations at a concise point.
Focus on the negative
Don’t convey any kinda negative feelings (either about the promotion, the job or the company). Always, convey positive thoughts to the person. Again, don’t appreciate if you don’t mean it.
Suggest how you can benefit
Don’t focus on yourself while you are congratulating. Better, focus only on congratulating the person. If you want to talk or convey something else other than congratulating them, do it later. If you seek them anything else while congratulating, this might not be heartfelt.
Forget about other times when congratulations are due
There are several other times when a note of appreciation is appropriate. So, promote a friend or colleague and let them know that you’re thinking of them.