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Manners, Please: The Best Way to Say 'Thank You' (Plus BONUS Email Templates)

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This isn't the first time we've covered the thank you topic. Saying 'thank you' never goes out of style and we're always finding new ways to tell our network and customers thank you.

Saying "please" and "thank you" were among the first manners that we all learned when we were children. It goes without saying, but expressing gratitude goes far beyond thanking our teachers, parents, and friends when we were kids. As we've grown up, saying "thank you" has taken on an even bigger role – especially in the business world. According to a 2014 survey by Ask Your Target Market, "81 percent of respondents agree that sending thank you notes is an important way to show appreciation." But it doesn't stop there.

In addition to being polite and showing appreciation, saying "thank you" has a lot of other positive benefits both personally and professionally. According to Psychology Today, expressing gratitude has various benefits from growing new relationships to improving psychological health.

So, if you are part of the 14 percent of people that say they never send "thank you" notes, it's about time you jump on the bandwagon.

Take a look at our tips on the best way to say thank you and become a "thank you" expert:

1. Keep it short

Everyone appreciates the effort that you go through to thank them because it makes them feel valued; however, it doesn't need to ramble on. Rambling is one of the most annoying email habits (check out 10 Email Habits that Annoy Your Customers to see what else is irritating your customers) so it's important to keep it short and sweet to truly make an impact.