Welcome to The Copy Butler’s Blog! I’m going to use this blog to share information on professional development with an emphasis on how to build and strengthen business relationships. People are key to any business, and if you don’t have a relationship or connection with them, they won’t feel comfortable doing business with you. They won’t trust you or feel any loyalty to you. That’s why it’s so important to improve on your interpersonal skills. That’s a fancy way of saying “how you get along with other people”! So here’s some food for thought.
One of the most important things you can do to create trust is to thank someone for doing something for you. Show them your appreciation and tell them, whether in writing or just verbally, how grateful you are for what they did. And if they did a really great job, share that with them too. I often times send an actual thank you note in the snail mail. To me, email can be rather impersonal, although it’s better than nothing. Because you took the time to write a note and stick it in the mail, shows you really are sincere in your thank you.
I’ve even given a small gift in appreciation for work well done. I remember one time the team that did our reproduction work really scrambled for me to finish a key job on time. When it was all over and we met our deadline, I gave them a box of chocolates. They loved it and from then on we had a very strong working relationship. We had built a mutual respect. They knew I appreciated their extra effort and it paid off for me in the end.
Zig Ziglar said “You never know when a moment and a few sincere words can have an impact on a life!”
Keep this in mind next time someone does something for you. A simple Thank You can go a long way.