How to Say ‘Thanks’ in the 21st Century
I am a huge fan of sending/receiving snail mail, so don’t let me deter you from expressing your thanks the ‘old-fashioned way’. However, if you want to add to your gratitude repertoire, here are some suggestions of ways you can positively acknowledge a person or business publicly. These have all been made possible due to the digital age, and the benefit is that your positive endorsement will be publicly visible for a long time. Just think – your positive review can help steer more customers/opportunities toward the businesses/people you love! It is literally a gift that keeps on giving!
(Oh – and I fully intend to add to this list, so please use the comment section below if you notice that I’ve missed something)
- Write a recommendation on their Linkedin profile
- Visit their company page on Linkedin and review one of their products/services
- Write a review on their Google Places Page
- Post a positive shout-out on Twitter
- Write an update on the person’s Facebook wall (business page preferably).
- NEW – write a recommendation in the right hand side of their Facebook page (only on place pages).
- You can even go one step further and click the ‘video’ button on Facebook to record a thank-you video for all to watch.
- Tag the person or business page in a post on your Facebook page/profile when you publicly thank them.
- Create a video testimonial that can be uploaded to YouTube and embeded on their website
- “Like” their website through a social bookmarking site like StumbleUpon.
- Go to their Klout profile and give them a +K on a topic you know they’re an expert in (this is new)
- Write a review on a review site for their industry (e.x. TripAdvisor, UrbanSpoon)
- Write a tip at their location on Foursquare
- Write a review of their business on Yelp
Do you have something to add to this list? How do you show your gratitude in this digital age?