Remember when you were a kid and you received a holiday or birthday gift or perhaps something small like a lollipop from the person that cut your hair or a little trinket from a neighbor or friend. What was the very first thing you heard when you reached out your hand for that special offering? I bet it was your parent or some other “grown-up” saying, don’t forget to say thank you to Mr/s ______ for ______.
It was that easy. I will bet we all were taught the same lesson since our parents went to the same class – Thank You 101!
It’s still easy! In business perhaps one of the most important things that you can do is to say thank you when you get referrals. Referrals can be the lifeblood of your business and all it takes is a few “raving fans” to help stimulate new contacts and connections that can result in new business.
Here are some tips on how you can best say thanks to your referral sources:
Bottom-line, everyone likes to feel appreciated. Your goal is to recognize their efforts and show your appreciation. You don’t have to go overboard.
Remember that perhaps the best show of appreciation is to offer them reciprocal referrals. Sometimes you can and other times you may not be able to, but that’s a great way to say thanks.