[Part I of II]
One of the easiest and most effective ways to stay in touch is with the power of the personal note.
As you are ‘networking’ to grow and build your contact base, always take the opportunity to reach out and say thank you through a personal note — beside e-mails and texts!
Look over these tips written in two installments — take one and apply and see what happens when you do these consistently.
Whether you are looking to grow in your current public relations position or find a new one — the power of the 42 cent investment plan works!
- When someone does business with you — every time. Write a short, personalized “thank you” on an interesting card, letterhead, or even a postcard that says, “I appreciate your business, thank you.” You can never say thank you to someone too many times. We all appreciate the fact that people go out of their way to make us feel important and recognized.
- When they compliment you. When a contact compliments you about something, it’s an opportunity to jot off a little note of thanks, saying, “Thank you for taking the time for making my day. I appreciate it.” Compliments are given so rarely, so take the lead to say thank you when you get one.�