HANDWRITTEN NOTES VERY MUCH APPRECIATED
In my supply cabinet is an array of note cards. I have my formal printed ones with my logo, name, and address on the back. However, I have discovered in recent months, I tend to go to the note card that fits the personality of the intended recipient.
Handwritten notes can be used for:
Congratulations on an award.
Congratulations for the news article which included his quote. (Send the article so they have extra copies.)
Letting the recipient know you are glad you met.
Thanking a person for a special lunch or dinner.
Thanking a person for inviting you to a special event.
Thanking a person for giving you a great idea.
Thanking a person for supporting you at a meeting.
Thanking a person for a gift.
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure this out – yet, I think we have gotten away from this simple gesture. All you need to do is write three lines. Then include your contact card (formerly business card) so that it is easy for the recipient to get in touch with you if they want to in the future.
A simple reminder that the human touch is very much appreciated.
BUSINESS COMMUNICATION TIP:
When you have to change a business date, call the person up and give them the reason why. Then suggest some possible alternative dates. A quick phone call will be very much appreciated
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