Help - Writing Reviews

Below are some suggestions on writing effective reviews.

At A Loss For Words?

Stuck for something to say? Drawing a blank for the right words to describe your friend, colleague or business associate? Consider these questions as starting points for a great iKarma review:

Has this person treated you well?

Would you recommend this iKarma member to your other friends and associates, either on a business or personal level? If so, tell us why!

Describe your relationship to this person.

How did you meet? How long have you known each other? What difference has this person made in your business and life?

What particular qualities distinguish them among their peers?

We all have unique strengths in our characters: tenacity, a sense of humor, empathy, special skills. What qualities set them apart from the pack?

Tell the story.

Has this person ever gone out of their way to do something good for someone? Would you like to give them the credit that they wouldn't take for themselves? Share the story!

Leaving Critical Reviews

Sometimes honesty requires criticism. Are you posting negative feedback? Follow these tips to get your point across effectively, but constructively - and in a way that still reflects well upon you for sharing it.

Keep it clean and stick to the facts.

Take the high ground; don't be abusive or belligerent in your post. Avoid making any accusations that you can't prove. Simply make your case plainly and directly, without insults or personal attacks.

Avoid exaggerations.

In the heat of the moment, conflicts can easily get blown out of proportion. Don't pour gasoline on the fire by overstating your points: your own credibility will suffer as a result.

If you can, include something positive.

No one is perfect, but most people have their perfect moments. Include a positive remark or two in your post. By demonstrating your own ability to see beyond the immediate situation, you will increase your credibility and that of your review.

Don't write anything that you can't take back.

Much of the time, conflict arises from confusion and ambiguity, rather than from malice. If there is any hope of salvaging the relationship, avoid burning your bridges with a highly negative post.