Tips for Efficient and Effective Thank You’s

by Tim Hagen on Wed,Feb 29,2012 @ 08:53 PM

Tips for Efficient and Effective Thank You’s

It is easy to underestimate the distance a “Thank You” can take you, especially in the business world. While juggling many client relationships at once, it becomes easy to overlook crucial transactions that deserve taking the time to show your appreciation. The art of saying "thank you" does need to be an overwhelming, time-consuming task. The tips below can reduce the amount of time needed to say thank you without watering down your message. 

Tips for Efficient and Effective Thank You’s   Below are 5 GREAT reasons to show your clients that you appreciation them.
  1. Welcome new client  
  2. Placement of a substantial order
  3. Generate a referral for you
  4. Anniversary marking a full year of doing business together
  5. Making time for a meeting or proposal

Here are some tips that can make saying "thank you" more efficient and effective.

  • Hand write your thank you cards or notes
  • When possible, do not send a thank you via e-mail. Emailed thank you’s can go unnoticed or be perceived as impersonal.
  • Length of the note or card does not have to be extensive; a few, direct lines will suffice
  • Make it a habit to write your thank you notes immediately after meetings or phone calls to keep specifics/details fresh in your mind
  • Including your business card with your thank you is a great way to keep your contact information fresh in your clients mind. 
Use these tips to send sincere, prompt thank you's that will be sure to keep you in the front of every client's mind!
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This post was written by Tim Hagen

Tim Hagen founded Sales Progress, a Training Reinforcement Partner Company, in 1997. His entrepreneurial career began in college leading to positions in sales, sales management, and sales training for small and large corporations, and eventually ownership of several training companies. He possesses a unique combination of hands-on experience, academics, and innovative insight to solve the industry’s most common challenges. Tim holds a bachelor’s degree in Adult Education and Training from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.