What You Need to Know
- One is with email.
- Another is with postal mail.
- A third is with helping your prospects find prospects.
I lead a national networking organization. Within the community, we encourage a culture of learning, giving, collaborating, exchanging, and helping.
Part of that culture is saying “thank you” to those that help.
When I hear about someone helping someone else, and I’m told there was no thank you or sense of appreciation, it always reminds me that we sometimes take our network for granted.
I’ll bet there is someone in your network that needs to feel your gratitude today.
Here are four knockout ways to say thank you and offer your appreciation.
1. Send a quick email or text.
Easy. In fact, so easy, that it probably doesn’t happen often enough. Sending a thank you email could happen right after someone does something for you. This way, you don’t forget about it and your appreciation is timely.
2. Mail a thank you card.
Yes, actual card, envelope, stamp, and mailbox. Now, your appreciation carries a bit more weight as “snail mailing” a card takes a bit of effort. There are online resources like Send Out Cards that allow you to select cards and type a personal message (in any font you want including your own handwriting!). This approach has the easy online feel while delivering an actual card with the feel of a personal touch. I still think it’s best if you scribble in a handwritten card and lick a stamp. But that’s me.