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When you were young, did your parents pound into your head the importance of personal
notes? I'm Denise O'Berry and you're watching the
"Little Big Show." Your place for bite sized tips that can have
a big impact on your bottom line. I remember grumbling when I was a kid, as
I sat writing thank you note after thank you note when the holidays rolled around.
Not that I wasn't grateful, but writing thank you notes to kids is kind of a non-essential
activity. Most kids would rather do something far more
important, like hang out with their friends. But I am so glad my mom made me spend the
time writing thank you notes. All that time writing notes as a kid has served
me very well as an adult. And when I look back, I'm really glad I spent
all those painful hours with a pen. The main reason why is because business is
about connecting with other people. And connecting with business contacts using
a written note is a really great way to grow your network and to keep it alive.
So you might be thinking, "Ah phooey! Why are notes so special? We've got e-mail and
texting, and all those good things today." Hmmm
Well, I'm here to tell ya'. Notes are special because most people don't
send them anymore. They do just zip off an e-mail or zip off
a text when they want to connect with someone. When was the last time you propped an e-mail
on your desk? Now, how about a handwritten note?
Personal handwritten communication is remembered and most people just don't take the time to
do it. We all spend so much time rushing around these
days that a personal touch is really a refreshing change.
And in case you can't think of any ideas why you should write a personal note, here's a
couple for you. Clip articles, read magazines and newspapers
with your network in mind. If you see something that might interest them,
clip it up and send it in a personal note. Nurture your network, make them feel special.
Send them a note about something you've seen recently that might interest them.
What do you do to keep your network alive and well?
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