What are the two most powerful words in Networking? … Thank you!
If someone did you a favor during your networking initiatives, be sure to send them a thank-you note or email that same night or the very next day, without fail. Any thank-you note that arrives a week late seems like just what it is, an afterthought.
Saying thank you closes the loop, sends a confirmation to the person helping you and keeps the door open for your next conversation. Saying thank you is the highest form of courtesy. It speaks about your character and credibility.
Remember that you’ll never get in trouble by thanking people too much; However if you fail to follow up with courtesy, what do you think will be in their mind the next time you call for a lead?