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An Introvert's Guide to Thank You notes

It can feel a little old fashioned, but thank you notes are still appreciated in this digital world. I use thank you notes as a way to give thanks and remind others of our interaction. I enjoy writing thank you emails because then I have a record of what we discussed.

As per points 8 and 9 of my conference guide, I use thank you notes to keep in touch with those I chatted with.

My generic template is:

  • greeting
  • reminder of what we discussed
  • any followup
  • thanks

So as an email, it could look like:

To: Super Cool Person
Subject: Great seeing you at the conference

Hi Super!

I greatly enjoyed talking with you this weekend. I really liked discussing xyz and learning about abc that solves many of the problems I was having.

I look forward to having coffee with you the next time you are in town.

Thank you once again,


I tend to be rather casual with my thank you notes, you can easily make it more formal if desired.

Top comments (3)

rizwanjavaid profile image

Love the idea. Thanks for the template. 👍🏼

rnrnshn profile image

Amazing... 😍

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Horst Gutmann

Nice structure! I tend to do something quite similar whenever I meet someone at a conference or (sadly less frequently) at a business dinner or meetup 🙂