Birthdays, weddings, holidays, interviews and more! Why thank you notes are the perfect way to show appreciation. Certified Business Etiquette Consultant, Rachel Wagner, shares tips to raise awareness of the power of thanks:
1. Thank you notes should be sent for any gifts received: birthday, anniversary, shower, holiday, etc.
2. Send a thank-you note if you were an overnight guest in someone’s home or an honoree at a dinner party.
3. Send thank-you notes for the gift of thoughtfulness or time: for someone who watered plants, helped you on a project at work, or went the “extra mile” for you in some way.
4. In business, send a thank-you note for a first-time dinner or if you were entertained in some way, i.e., a game of golf, tickets to a play or sporting event.
5. Job seekers should send a thank-you note to the interviewer(s) the same or next day.
6. Children should be taught early on to write thank-you notes for gifts received from grandparents, aunts and uncles, etc.
7. Keep a variety of thank-you notes on hand, suitable for adults and children to use.
8. Remember: “Swift thanks is sweet thanks.” Send wedding gift thank-you notes as soon as gifts are received if possible, and no later than 3 months after the wedding. Birthday and holiday gifts should be acknowledged within 2-3 days.
One-on-one coaching with Rachel and gift certificates for one-on-one etiquette coaching are available. Contact Rachel for details at 918.970.4400 or email her at Rachel@EtiquetteTrainer.com.
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Rachel Wagner is trained and certified as a Corporate Etiquette and International Protocol Consultant by the renowned Protocol School of Washington® in Washington, D.C. She is founder of Tulsa-based Rachel Wagner Etiquette and Protocol and is armed with more than two decades of experience as a teacher and workshop speaker.
She teaches business etiquette and dining etiquette skills to corporate audiences, leadership teams, and sales teams to help them maximize their own personal brand and represent their company’s brand with excellence. This training positions them to gain a competitive edge, attain greater upward mobility, and increase bottom-line results.
Rachel’s clients include political figures, small and large companies, law firms, financial institutions, and universities. Additional services include one-on-one executive coaching and family dining etiquette training.
As an etiquette expert, Rachel is frequently quoted or interviewed by national and local media outlets including Investor’s Business Daily, Tulsa Business Journal, The Oklahoman, Tulsa World, The Journal Record, Oklahoma Today, The Orange County (CA) Register, Detroit News, AmEx OPEN Forum, Kansas Public Radio, and Tulsa’s KRMG. Her popular business etiquette e-newsletter, The Savvy Professional, is read by hundreds of subscribers.
Rachel is on the board of the National Speakers Association of Oklahoma, and the recipient of the chapter’s 2011 Presidential Award for leadership. She is also a member of the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD), Tulsa Chamber of Commerce, and Bixby Metro Chamber of Commerce.
After living “up north” in Madison, Wisconsin for over 25 years, Rachel now considers Tulsa, Oklahoma her home. She has three grown children and enjoys reading, travel, and time with family and friends—especially over a good cup of coffee or on a sunny beach. When she’s not working you might find her learning to swing dance or traveling the back roads with her husband in his ’95 red Corvette.
Gift certificates are available for one-on-one etiquette coaching with Rachel. Contact Rachel for details at 918.970.4400 or email her at Rachel@EtiquetteTrainer.com.