Saying Thank You Works … What a Concept

When was the last time you wrote a note to thank someone you did business with, or hoped to do business with? I’m not talking about the quick one second email here either. Think about that for a moment.

Now let me restate the question from a different point of view… Have you ever received a thank you note from someone you met with, a note written not for any direct purpose or with any hidden agenda, simply one in which they had taken the time to acknowledge their genuine appreciation to you for something? I bet it made a pretty big impression on you didn’t it? Of course it did… it always does.

So why is it that so few of us make a habit of writing thank you notes? It’s almost as though it is a lost art. Sad, but true.

Now consider for a moment how easy it would be to put yourself in an otherwise enviable place in the minds of your business associates, colleagues, and prospects (and family and friends) — by simply taking the time to send a thank you note. Trust me when I tell you it’s a habit worth developing.

There are any number of ways you can start developing the habit of sending sincere thank you notes. Anything from an all out greeting card, to a simple postcard can work well.

For years I’ve used simple post cards that include my web site address on them with the words, “Thank you for your support” — nothing fancy, but the words I choose to write always come from the heart, which is what matters anyway. Such a simple way to show your appreciation, but oh so effective.

If you’re not quite sold on the positive effects that sending thank you notes can have consider the following quote, “All things being equal, people will always choose to do business with those they know, trust and like first”.

Now doesn’t it just make sense to start sending out those “thank you’s” starting now?

– Here’s to your success, Josh Hinds