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 Commpiled.com. 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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