Rainmaking Recommendation #29: The Power of the Handwritten Note

Do you want to set yourself apart from every other attorney out there?  Never underestimate the power of the handwritten note.writing-strategies

In an age when most communication is taking place electronically – texts, emails, social media, Skype,  phones – rarely do we receive a good old-fashioned handwritten note saying “Thanks for taking the time to meet with me,”  “It was nice to meet you,” “Thank you for the referral” or even “I appreciate your business.”

Think about how nice it is when you open your mail and you see your name and address handwritten on a card size envelope.   It is usually the first thing you’ll open because it is so rare to receive that in the mail nowadays.

Now imagine that you have made someone else feel this way.

A handwritten note says that you took the time out of your busy schedule to stop and care.  How far do you think this will go to engender good feelings in your client’s or prospect’s mind?

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  1. Great tip! I think it’s important to change up your communication routes, not only to be courteous but also so your message will be heard. By simply changing the medium for communication, you can give the person on the other end of that communication a fresh view of you and what you are saying. This is true with handwritten letters, but it can also be true by just picking up the phone and calling if you normally email or shooting a follow-up email to lay down all of the points you covered in a meeting.

  2. Jaimie Field says


    I always appreciate your comments. Thanks.

  3. I like this Jaimie. I’m going to use it myself. I’ll let you know if I get any responses.


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