The Pitch Episode 33: Hit the Pause Button on Gratitude
Technology has made everything in our lives quick and convenient, even our gratitude, but it can also diminish the human touch of showing someone how much they really mean to you. Learn how to celebrate a win by taking the time to show thoughtful gratitude.
Hit the Pause Button on Gratitude
How much time do you spend in gratitude after you close a deal that you’ve been working on? The pitching process can sometimes take a long time depending on the size of your ask, but when you finally find victory in closing a deal, don’t forget to show gratitude to the person who accepted your offer. Maybe you signed a new client, landed a new job, gained a new retailer, board member or sponsor. Whatever the case may be, that person went through some sort of process to select you and taking the time to acknowledge this is important. Before you move on after closing a deal, thank the person verbally and in writing then go above and beyond the standard “thank you” and do something special for that person. You could send them a gift or a hand-written thank you card. Or you could support a cause they are passionate about or even share a social media post that will help them gain more traction for something that is important to them. “The Pitch” challenge today: Return to the last deal you closed, and determine if you spent enough gratitude on that person. If not, take the time to go beyond the simple thank you and find a way to make your gratitude more genuine and memorable. Technology has made everything in our lives quick and convenient, even our gratitude, but it can also diminish the human touch of showing someone how much they really mean to you. Take the time for gratitude. It will help you celebrate a win and show the person who gave you an opportunity or commitment how much their decision matters to you.
What was your last accomplishment?
Who helped you achieve that accomplishment?
How can you show them appreciation in a memorable way?