The following checklist fosters genuine appreciation and recognition while encouraging future collaborations, cultivating deeper relationships and personal development:
- Express Gratitude: Begin by thanking someone for their efforts. Personalize your (preferably handwritten) note, sharing candidly how their help made you feel.
- Acknowledge Impact: Highlight positive influences their actions had on your life or work. Provide specific details to reinforce the importance of their contribution.
- Anticipate Future Collaborations: Emphasize you look forward to future opportunities that may arise from their contribution. Show (don’t just tell) how their actions are making a lasting impact.