An Introvert's Guide to Thank You notes

April 29, 2019

It can feel a little old fashioned, but thank you notes are still appreciated in this digital world. I use thank you notes as a way to give thanks and remind others of our interaction. I enjoy writing thank you emails because then I have a record of what we discussed.

As per points 8 and 9 of my conference guide, I use thank you notes to keep in touch with those I chatted with.

My generic template is:

  • greeting
  • reminder of what we discussed
  • any followup
  • thanks

So as an email, it could look like:

To: Super Cool Person
Subject: Great seeing you at the conference

Body:
Hi Super!

I greatly enjoyed talking with you this weekend. I really liked discussing xyz and learning about abc that solves many of the problems I was having.

I look forward to having coffee with you the next time you are in town.

Thank you once again,

Jenn

I tend to be rather casual with my thank you notes, you can easily make it more formal if desired.