Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Thank You Notes

Here's a page from the Old School manual - send a 'thank you' note.
  • Someone gives something nice to you - send a thank you note
  • Someone does something nice for you - send a thank you note
  • Someone says something nice about you - send a thank you note

It doesn't have to be fancy. It doesn't have to be more than a sentence or two. It doesn't even have to be hand-written. (An email or voicemail is just fine).

All it really has to be is sincere.

Of course the sooner you send it the better, but, as they say, better late than never!

If you're not in the habit of sending thank you notes, I invite you to try it. It's not hard to do; it doesn't even take all that much time. But it will quite likely make both you, and the person you send it to, feel pretty good. So why not?~



Anonymous Viv said...

Hi there bz-

I loved that you included a segment on the thank you note - what a lost art!

I remember always making the girls write the thank you note before the birthday check was cashed or before the toy was played with. To show appreciation as opposed to entitlement is an important message for all of us.

Even though someone might say "well they were interviewing people anyway - why write a note", I think it is important to validate that they gave you their time - and it does show some manners. I tell my social work students to always do this after a job interview.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007 5:09:00 PM CST  
Anonymous barry zweibel said...

Given the topic of this blog posting, I think I'd be terribly remiss if I didn't stop what I was doing to say thank you to Viv for her comment!

So thank you, Viv. Thank you very much!

Thursday, November 8, 2007 7:59:00 PM CST  
Blogger Laurel said...

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Laurel McDermott
McDermott Enterprises

Wednesday, November 28, 2007 9:09:00 AM CST  

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