I like being positive while discussing at the workplace to maintain a smooth collaboration with a client. Showing agreement is a crucial part of a discussion. It will make the other person make confident that you understand what is being said.
Apart from this, a genuine statement of agreement builds a strong rapport. There are three ways of agreeing with someone:
- agreeing strongly
- agreeing tentatively
In this article, we'll tell you that apart from saying "I agree with you", there are many other ways through which you can agree strongly.
Tips and Tricks
- Show agreement after you've considered things carefully. Don't say anything, merely to please your client/freelancer.
- Agreeing does not mean praising. Therefore, avoid flattery at all costs. Be genuine in your approach.
- During a business meeting, you may have to show agreement on someone’s ideas, suggestions, or opinions. Choose your words when agreeing, accordingly.
- Respond to your positive opinion directly. Don't beat off the bush. For example, when you agree strongly, you can express your opinion directly with phrases like- "I agree", "you're right", "that's right", etc.
- Make use of adverbs to emphasise a strong agreement.
- After agreeing with the freelancer/client, elaborate on why you agree with what has been said. This will reveal that you genuinely understand, and hence agree.
- A genuine expression of agreement can do wonders, do not hesitate to remark whenever you get a chance to.
- You’re right, we should do it this way.
- Fair enough! What you say is pretty legitimate.
- I’d go along with that because that's reasonable.
- Yes, that's true.
- That makes sense.
- Good point. We need to reconsider that as well.
- This looks interesting to me.
- I'm with you on this, as I also believe the same.
- 100 per cent!
- Sounds legitimate to me.
- You're truly right in saying so.
- That sounds good to me.
- I understand your point.
- That's a good idea.
- I have to agree with this without any reservations.
- I completely agree with you!
- That's the way I feel about all of it.
- I see what you mean to say.
- That's just how I see it.
- I couldn't agree more, believe me.
- Concordance- The state of similarity or agreement between two things.
- Obstacle- Something that hinders or prevents progress.
- Rapport- An understanding and harmonious relationship in which the people or groups concerned communicate well and understand each other's feelings or ideas.
- Tentative- Something that is Not fully developed, concluded, or agreed upon.
- Praise- The act of expressing approval or admiration for someone or something.
- Flattery- The practice of giving excessive and insincere praise, especially to fulfil one's interests.
- Adverb- Many words can be used as adverbs, for example, "slowly", "now", "very", or "fortunately," as they add detail to the action, event, or situation mentioned in the clause.
- Creative (social media)- A social media creative is a graphic, picture, or image that is creatively, and imaginatively powerful.
- Strategy- The process of achieving an overall goal or long-term goal through a plan.
- Legitimate- An argument/opinion that can be defended or justified.
- Automate- Making something operate automatically with the aid of machines or computers.
- Clear Position- It is how you feel about or believe something about a particular issue
- Active listening- Listening actively involves paying attention to the speaker, capturing their message, comprehending their information, and responding appropriately.
- Over the top- It is something that is extremely or excessively flamboyant or outrageous.
- Exaggeration- The act of making something appear larger, more important, better, or worse than it is.
- Point of view- How someone sees or thinks about something.
- Reciprocity- The act of giving or receiving something in exchange for mutual benefit, especially privileges lent or given by one country or organization to another.
- Validate- Recognition or affirmation of the value or worth of someone or their feelings or opinions.
- Negotiation- Discussion that is aimed at finding an agreement between both parties on a particular issue is called negotiation.
- Dissent- A strong disagreement over a particular subject, especially an official proposal or plan.
Freelancer to Client
A: Hi B. Let's wait until February till we finalise our project. What do you think?
B: That's a good idea! I also think that we should reconsider everything before launching it finally.
A: Thank you. We will comprehensively process things.
A: Hello B. Just noticed that the prices of the Ads we're doing will get raised from the next month. I think we should hurry up.
B: That makes sense. Please see to it if we can wind this up fast.
A: Sure, I'll get my hands through it then.
A: Hi B! I think we should wait for the other teams' feedback so that we can work with a fresh approach.
B: I completely agree with you! These observations will provide us with a good headstart.
A: Absolutely. Thank you for entertaining my suggestion.
A: Hey there! I think we should create a survey on socials to make our new user interface of the app.
B: That's just how I see it. Because ultimately, we must consider the user experience as it's about them.
A: Isn't it? I'll create a survey for circulation.
A: Hi B, would it be a good idea to research more on our products, before listing them out on the site?
B: That's a good idea. Our descriptions should be factual and well informed.
A: True that. Let's work through it then.
A: Hi B. I think we are adding unnecessary details in the creative. No one reads a graphic covered up with too many details.
B: I completely agree with you. Please shorten the sentences and free up the space, if possible.
A: Definitely. Thank you for your consideration.
A: Greetings, hope you're good, B. Should I take time into considering the details of the project before starting? It will give our project a solid foundation.
B: You're right. Do take your time to process each detail. All the best.
A: Thank you for your understanding. I am getting on it.
A: Hello B. It would be good if we work on the Intro video of the company, before editing other things.
B: Fair enough. Do as you think best.
A: Thank you!
Client to Freelancer
A: Given the constraints of the budget, I think we should cut on our social media strategy, and re-strategise it efficiently.
B: I completely agree with you. We can improve it with lesser costings too.
A: Right! Let's work through it soon.
A: Hello B. What if we outsource our work to a well-reputed company. We may get it done well.
B: I understand your point. We have limited time and resources to complete it. So that's a good option.
A: Great that you see as I see it.
A: Hey there, B. It's really important to think about what our competitors are doing. Because if we do it in isolation, we might not get the desired results.
B: I agree with you, A! This way we can know what the market demands
A: Okay then, if you agree, let's move forward in that direction.
A: Hi B. I noticed some inconsistencies in the article. It would be good if you revise it.
B: I'm with you on this. I will make a thorough revision of the blog.
A: Thank you for understanding.
A: Hey B. How about if we schedule a call on Monday morning to discuss the details of the project? It would make things clearer.
B: That sounds good to me. I also have a few points to add to the discussion.
A: Alright then, I'll send you the meeting schedule shortly.
A: Hi B. I opened the creative you just sent to me. I think the colour schemes are a little offbeat and do not go with our company's theme. We should change it.
B: Sounds legitimate to me. I think I missed this aspect of colour matching. When do I send the improved version?
A: No problem, B. Kindly send it at earliest as possible.
A: Hey there! Do you also think that we might get more productive by automating our newsletters?
B: Yes, I'd go along with that, as it would reduce hassle, and make our newsletters more consistent.
A: Thank you for your views. I'll take a note.