A Powerful Business Tool: Handwritten Thank You Notes

A Powerful Business Tool: Handwritten Thank You Notes While the rules of business etiquette evolve and change over time, a handwritten thank you note will never go out of style. Good manners go hand-in-hand with good business practices.  A handwritten thank you note is a powerful business tool that will enhance a person’s professional presence, strengthen relationships, and distinguish them from the competition.  All pluses in the competitive business arena. The purpose of a thank you note is to express appreciation and gratitude for a person’s time, assistance, consideration or generosity. It is appropriate to send a handwritten thank you note as a follow up in numerous business situations such as after a job interview; after a business lunch, dinner or party; after an introductory meeting; when you receive a referral; when a networking connection has given you his or her time and advice; or when you have received a gift from a client or co-worker. Taking the time to send a handwritten thank you note leaves a positive and lasting impression with the recipient and demonstrates that you value the relationship.  It also enables you to stay in the forefront of their mind for future business or job ...

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