Why send meeting thank you notes? Meetings can be a big drag: They can be fist-eatingly boring, last an eternity, or force you to solve very difficult problems.
On the other hand, meetings can be a blast. The group may be a ton of fun, jokes fly, maybe cocktails make an appearance.
When you think about it, either way, you should write a thank you note— for enduring the tedium with (or for) you, or for sharing a fabulous time. Even if it was somewhere in the middle, ideas were exchanged and time was spent, and that deserves recognition. Here are some samples of meeting thank you notes.
It was a pleasure meeting you yesterday. Your ideas on new approaches to sales in our region were insightful and a great help to me. Thank you for making time to meet with me and for sharing your thoughts.
Dear Dr. Price,
Thank you for seeing me yesterday. I appreciated the chance to discuss our new products with you. Your opinions are always helpful and interesting. I hope the latest product will fit your needs.
It’s always a pleasure to see you!
It was a pleasure to finally get a chance to meet you today. Your research project sounds very interesting and offers a compelling value proposition to to the mobile phone carriers. As discussed, my team has done extensive work in the type of data collection that your research requires.
Please let me know if I can provide you with more details about how we would work on the project.
Look forward to speaking with you soon.
Thank you for your time today. Jack and I very much appreciated your input on our new business development strategy. I know that you have a number of demands on your schedule right now so the fact that you took as much time as you did to guide us is even more welcome.
We will be sure to circle back with you when the plan is finalized in order for you to provide your stamp of approval as well as any final comments.
Your time on the phone today was very helpful in identifying the next steps for the enterprise installation team. Thank you very much for all your insight into the dynamics of the marketing and sales organization. We will be sure to solicit input from both the VP of Marketing and Sales before making our final recommendation to the Board of Directors.
I’m looking forward to working with you more as we get farther along in the process. Please let me know if I can be of assistance to you in your upcoming review of service oriented architecture (SOA) evaluation. I would be happy to compare notes with you on SOA benefits and drawbacks.
Thanks again and talk to you soon.