The Lost Art of the Thank You Note: Give Honest, Sincere Appreciation

May 23, 2011

  From The Coach’s Corner – Dale Carnegie Training

*A helpful article to think about for sending thank you follow up notes to employers after an interview.  To read the article in full, please click here.

Overview:                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Writing a sincere thank you note is one of the professional skills that can make a lasting favorable impression. People like being appreciated. One of Dale Carnegie’s fundamental human relation principles is “Give honest, sincere appreciation.” When writing a thank you note, use a plain, small card. However, the card is not as important as the effort, so if paper is all that is available, write the note anyway! Use this 6-step formula as a sure-fire method of expressing appreciation in a written note.

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