Saying thank you for referrals or introductions to people is an important way to express your gratitude, and educate your network that you would like more of these. With a little thought and pre-planning, you can implement these ideas very quickly for your team (and wider firm) and always have something to hand when you, or anyone in your team, wants to say thank you.
Here are some low cost ways of saying thank you:
- say thank you in person
- phone them to say thank you
- write an email to say thank you
- send an ecard to say thank you
- send a postcard to say thank you – how about using moo cards to make up a batch of personalised postcards?
- send a greeting card to say thank you – how about setting up a moonpig account for your staff to use?
- send a tweet to say thank you
- send flowers
- send chocolate – how about buying some catering boxes of chocolate in advance?
- send personalised chocolate
- send a bottle of wine
- send a bottle of champagne
- send a personalised miniature bottle of wine or bubbly
- say thank you with an introduction to someone they will want to meet
- say thank you with a referral to someone they will want to meet
- write a blog post about what’s great about they and their business
- buy them a beer/wine/coffee next time you meet
- tweet about what’s great about them and their business
- make a point of commenting on their blog
- email a couple of their blog posts to your network
- share some of their blog posts on your LinkedIn status
- tweet a couple of their blog posts
- share some of their blog posts on the LinkedIn groups you are an active member of
- send them some homemade biscuits
- send them some homemade cakes
- send them some homemade fudge or sweets
- take them out for a meal
- take them out to the theatre
- take them out to a sporting event of their choice
- sending them and the person they referred to you a voucher which can be redeemed against your firm’s services and products
- send them a john lewis or M&S giftcard
- send them a pre-loaded starbucks or costa coffee gift card
What else would you add to this list?