Mom was right. Thank you notes do matter!

thank you notesWe love that even business execs are recommending pushing away the keyboard and writing a handwritten thank you note as a follow-up to an interview, or as a basic step in building a business relationship: How to Write a Thank You Note That Matters.

In this inc.com blog post, author Rene Shimada Siegel, is surprised how few business professionals take the time to do this simple act. The ones who do, and who can write a note without grammatical errors or misspellings, really stand out. “There is no faster way to create a positive impression,” she says. Especially rare is the note from a business owner or executive. “When the sender is a busy executive, handwritten notes are so remarkable that they easily earn awe and admiration.” Read more.

How to write the perfect note

Writing a thank you noteRealSimple.com has a few tips for all of us note writers out there who may be at a loss for words. No matter how often we sit down with a blank note card, there are times when we just need a few words to get us started. It sure would be nice, we think, to see how someone else does it. Well, here you are, three great examples of how to write the perfect note.

You’ll find examples of a birthday note, a celebratory note, and a note of condolence, along with tips on how to add your own touches to make them more personal, as well as valuable advice on what not to say. We love the practical how to’s, but mostly we just wanted to applaud RealSimple.com for coming out in favor of the handwritten note. There are plenty of believers out there. Are you one?

Read “How to Write the Perfect Note”

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