Thursday, November 30, 2006

Follow up Comment

In a recent post Seth Godin wrote about following up with people. One comment I'd like to make is about those who send pre-printed notes to follow up or thank me for doing something. I'm sorry, but it just doesn't cut it with me. I know there is a whole industry out there that print those cute little note cards, but PLEASE, at least add a personal message if you are sending that type of mail to me. It you can't take the time to pen a few lines, then probably I don't really want to do business with you or introduce you to my best client.

18 comments:

Julie Higby said...

Debby-Thank you for being such a big supporter of SendOutCards. I love to tell people that they are made 'fresh daily' because we have no card stock and every card is made with the message you wrote even in your own handwriting and signature.
Karen Kiemnec's handmade cards are also beautiful.
I agree-a preprinted card for me doesn't have the emotional value and I don't keep them.

Sandy of Sandy's Stuff for Women said...

I couldn't agree more. It's hard to get either a warm fuzzy feeling or a desire to do business with a person or company who does a mass mailing of "Dear Colleague, thank you for stopping by my booth, blah, blah, blah.

If you can't send a personal note, then don't send one at all.

Leasa Maxx said...

This quote says it all:

What is written without effort is read without pleasure...Samuel Johnson

Nick at Davis College said...

You Go, Girl! Not enough people take the time to make a difference with a detail like writing a personal note in their cards. At this Holiday season, I get awefully tempted to send out a newsy letter that has been pre-printed. I prefer to take the time to script a short note to those whom I have decided to send cards. Now, I know that a printed Holiday letter is certainly a way to catch people up about the happenings of the year gone by; however, it seems to me that I'd rather be telling people all along the way and to stay in touch with those who are important to me on a regular basis. Now, do I do it perfectly. Not a chance. Maybe the lesson of the Holiday letter rings true for us when we are sending out our cards. Keep it regular and personal the whole year through. I really like it when you take the time to write me a short and sincere note in your pre-printed card. Thanks for the extra effort.

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Artorios said...

Excellent post.

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