Thank You Letters for Meetings
Here are a couple examples of thank you letters for meetings.
It can be important to show your gratitude for being granted a meeting with someone whose time is valuable. A well written, professional thank you letter will help nurture the relationship, while furthering the meeting‚€™s objectives.
A Few Tips
Keep it simple: Important people are usually busy people. Nobody wants to read through a wall of text to understand what your letter is about. If your only goal is to say thanks, you don‚€™t need to type out a love letter.
Use the letter to further your objectives: If you‚€™ve asked for a meeting with someone, usually there is a reason for it.
After meeting with a potential client, for example, a letter saying thanks for the meeting can also be used to help reinforce how your service would be appropriate for the client.
Lets take a look at an example:
[City, State, Zip Code]
Thanks so much for taking the time to meet with me yesterday. It was great to be able to pick your brain regarding sales conversions on your website. I understand your concern as far as being able to afford my firm‚€™s services, though I‚€™m positive that the long term increase in conversion will more than make up for the short term investment.
Here is a case I‚€™ve put together from a business similar to yours (Link to Study).
Regardless of whether you think this is a good fit for you, I just want to tell you how much I appreciate you giving me the opportunity to talk with you. I know your time is probably not a commodity that is in abundant supply these days.
Good luck with your ventures, and I hope to talk with you again soon.
Sincerely, Brad Stapleton
As you can see, a post-meeting thank you letter can accomplish more than a show of gratitude. In the example above, Brad was able to increase the possibility of gaining a new client by specifically addressing a concern that was raised in the actual meeting.
It is important to keep any additional pitches brief, however. You should spend at least as many words showing your appreciation as trying to further your goals. Don‚€™t be a sleaze.
Another Business Meeting Thank You Letter
Below is a more generic business meeting thank you letter. Use it as a sample template off which to base yours.
[City, State, Zip Code]
I would like to thank you for taking the time to meet with me yesterday. I really appreciate the fact that you shared your knowledge and insight about the roles and responsibilities that accompany a job such as yours. I believe that our meeting has convinced me that I could really thrive in such an environment.
Also, I really appreciate the advice you were able to give me about applying for this type of position in the future. I have already re-worked my resume with attention towards your recommendations, and I‚€™m positive that it will be invaluable for me moving forward.
Please let me know if there is ever anything I can do in the future to assist you or your team. It is rare to find someone in your position who is generous enough to take the time to address the questions of an aspiring intern.
I wish you the best, and I will keep you updated regarding my experience here at Boston Financial
When writing a letter to someone, its always recommended to keep in mind your relationship with the person to whom you‚€™re thanking.
Unlike some business correspondence, a thank you letter doesn‚€™t always need to be sterile and professional. If you have a good report with someone, keeping the note more conversational will seem more genuine than a stuffy, bland version.