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
  • 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.

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Tips and Tricks

  1. Show agreement after you've considered things carefully. Don't say anything, merely to please your client/freelancer.
  2. Agreeing does not mean praising. Therefore, avoid flattery at all costs. Be genuine in your approach.
  3. During a business meeting, you may have to show agreement on someone’s ideas, suggestions, or opinions. Choose your words when agreeing, accordingly.
  4. 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.
  5. Make use of adverbs to emphasise a strong agreement.
  6. 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.
  7. A genuine expression of agreement can do wonders, do not hesitate to remark whenever you get a chance to.
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Phrases

  1. You’re right, we should do it this way.
  2. Fair enough! What you say is pretty legitimate.
  3. I’d go along with that because that's reasonable.
  4. Yes, that's true.
  5. That makes sense.
  6. Good point. We need to reconsider that as well.
  7. This looks interesting to me.
  8. I'm with you on this, as I also believe the same.
  9. 100 per cent!
  10. Sounds legitimate to me.
  11. You're truly right in saying so.
  12. That sounds good to me.
  13. I understand your point.
  14. That's a good idea.
  15. I have to agree with this without any reservations.
  16. I completely agree with you!
  17. That's the way I feel about all of it.
  18. I see what you mean to say.
  19. That's just how I see it.
  20. I couldn't agree more, believe me.
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Keywords

  1. Concordance- The state of similarity or agreement between two things.
  2. Obstacle- Something that hinders or prevents progress.
  3. Rapport- An understanding and harmonious relationship in which the people or groups concerned communicate well and understand each other's feelings or ideas.
  4. Tentative- Something that is Not fully developed, concluded, or agreed upon.
  5. Praise- The act of expressing approval or admiration for someone or something.
  6. Flattery- The practice of giving excessive and insincere praise, especially to fulfil one's interests.
  7. 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.
  8. Creative (social media)- A social media creative is a graphic, picture, or image that is creatively, and imaginatively powerful.
  9. Strategy- The process of achieving an overall goal or long-term goal through a plan.
  10. Legitimate- An argument/opinion that can be defended or justified.
  11. Automate- Making something operate automatically with the aid of machines or computers.
  12. Clear Position- It is how you feel about or believe something about a particular issue
  13. Active listening- Listening actively involves paying attention to the speaker, capturing their message, comprehending their information, and responding appropriately.
  14. Over the top- It is something that is extremely or excessively flamboyant or outrageous.
  15. Exaggeration- The act of making something appear larger, more important, better, or worse than it is.
  16. Point of view- How someone sees or thinks about something.
  17. 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.
  18. Validate- Recognition or affirmation of the value or worth of someone or their feelings or opinions.
  19. Negotiation- Discussion that is aimed at finding an agreement between both parties on a particular issue is called negotiation.
  20. Dissent- A strong disagreement over a particular subject, especially an official proposal or plan.
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Dialogues

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.