Thanks a lot.
Thanks a million.
Thanks for nothing.
Thank you for being a friend.
With so many ways to express our thanks, it’s a wonder why these simple words are so underutilized in the creative industry. Oftentimes, a heartfelt show of gratitude can make or break a client relationship, a valued coworker, or even a future career opportunity (hint, hint). Our team has a passion for appreciation that keeps us pushing forward through thick and thin. That’s what I appreciate about them!
The Posture Peeps have cultivated several ways to practice gratitude both inside and outside these orange walls. Here are some of our key conditions below:
Make it timely
Saying “thank you” a month after the project or interview came to a close is probably not showing that you’re super grateful for that opportunity. Say it sooner to better connect the gesture of appreciation to the people who need to hear it. Timeliness is important when emotions (and memories) are still fresh on how the experience went. You want to hand everyone those rose-tinted glasses, baby!
Make it tangible
A visual aid always helps reinforce your message of thanks. Whether it’s a funny GIF, a hand-written notecard, a basket of local snacks, or a delicious iced latte delivered before it starts to get watered-down, physical tokens of appreciation go a long way in demonstrating how serious you are about your message. At Posture, we acknowledge each other using a “bonus bucks” point system. Those points can be redeemed for real cash, gift cards, or donated to a cause. Small tokens of thanks really add up to help give that little extra cherry on top of a sweet thank-you sundae.
Make it meaningful
Everyone loves recognition for doing a great job. However, a generic “ty” doesn’t show that you fully understand their efforts. Try to be as specific as possible to show that you really noticed how that person excelled or how special that project experience or interview opportunity was. Chances are, they’ll take notice that you took notice, and that will mean so much more. <3
Still feeling a little stuck on the best way to show your gratitude? Check out more ideas here.
(and thanks for reading!)