The Lost Art of the Thank You Note

I can't stress the value of a simple "thank you" enough. It will be one of the most important communication tools throughout your professional career. In addition to be being a common courtesy, you are conveying that the value of another person's time, or effort on your behalf, is understood and appreciated. However, expressing appreciation has seemingly become a lost art in day-to-day business dealings.

Read my complete article about this topic on A portion of the piece is from my book, "Savvy Designer's Guide to Success: Ideas and tactics for a Killer Career" published in 2004 by HOW Design Books.

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morealyera said...

Well said! A thank you note is such a simple thing, and people do sincerely appreciate it! It's a great way to set yourself apart from the crowd.

teura said...

Great advice for all. I learned years ago to pre-address and stamp envelopes before going to an event, party, etc. That way I could easily write a personalized thank you after the event. I think it is awesome to get a personal note, especially given text messaging, email, IM'ing, etc.