One of the most powerful things you can do is to say thank you when it is appropriate. It is a tenet of the human connection to show appreciation, and receive thanks when appreciated. The most successful people I know are the most thankful, with their customers, with their employees, with their good fortune.
Say Thank You
Recently I saw a friend, Kim Ring, promoting a Social Media and PR conference she was an organizing member of, it featured local media, a corporate PR, and independent PR professional talking about ways to get your story heard and not piss off the press in the process. Not only was I interested but I always mean to run into Kim so I signed up and went.
It was a fun Saturday afternoon excursion, an interesting topic, and a chance to support and be a part of what she was doing.
The next day I got an email from Kim
Subject Line: Huge thank you
I just wanted to reach out and thank you for constant support. You are such an amazing person and I’m so honored that I get to say i know you.
Its a good feeling to be appreciated
There is no denying it, and the thanks I received made me feel great. I can’t explain it but she has always been real, like super real say what she wants real, but our connection as friends grew and became stronger just because of that email.
Every day you have a chance to grow like that with people of your choosing, if they go a little out of their way to show support for you. Say thank you. Its not a burden, and if you treat it that way just stop reading now and go here: MTV.com
So Kim thanks for your hospitality at the conference, the way you lightened the mood, and shared your PR wisdom with all of us. Most of all thanks for the email, it made me feel good.
That’s my advice for this week, Say Thank You to the people in your world that deserve it.
If any of you have a company who is looking for an independent PR professional that will tell you what you need, and what you don’t. Someone who is an expert with a portfolio of clients willing to sing her praises, check out Kim on Twitter @ringprgirl and take a closer look at Ring Communications.
I am Spirocks on Twitter.