Hi my name is Pat Goodwin with patwoodwinassociates.com and today we are going to talk about how to write a business thank you note. A business thank you note is so personalized. Many times people write them handwritten if you have an excellent handwriting style. I would encourage you to get a note and write something with your own hand. It is perceived as a compliment to get a handwritten business note. It would be something that is exceptional in today's marketplace and you want to write it short and sweet and to the point. So let's talk first about a handwritten business thank you note. You would open up the card and you could start at the top of the card or the bottom of the card if you are going to put maybe two or three sentences and say Dear first name. It was a pleasure seeing you recently at the such and such event. I want to thank you for the opportunity to be able to come in and present our company and our products to you. It will be a pleasure to see you soon. I look forward to our meeting. Best regards. If it is a thank you note after the fact that you want to thank for someone for seeing you or it is after an interview, it is after a lunch, it is after a meeting that they have introduced you then you would follow the same format. Dear the name of the person, thank you for the opportunity to visit with you recently regarding the such and such position. It was a pleasure to hear more about this company or I was very impressed with the culture of the organization. I believe that my skills and expertise would be of great value. Thank you for your consideration. I look forward to hearing from you. Best regards. I can tell you that many many times people have been hired because they have taken the time to a handwritten note. If you decide to write a typewritten note then follow the same format. Maybe the date at the top, you can use the same top of a resume with your name, contact information, the date, the year. If you are on a first name basis with this person after the first meeting you might say Dear Al, it was a pleasure meeting you regarding the such and such position, I'd like to thank you for introducing me to the rest of the staff. I believe firmly that my skills and expertise will be of value to the name of the company. Thank you for your strong consideration. I look forward to hearing from you. If you have any additional questions, please let me know. I would be happy to come in for an additional interview. Best regards and then how they can reach you, your name and phone number and that is how I would write a business thank you note.