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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Lost Art of Letter Writing

This is something I copied from Success Magazine. Hope you like it as much as I did. I love writing real notes. I think people really appreciate the time it takes, and the trouble. Even if it is snail mail, you have to make the extra effort.
Lost Art of Letter Writing
Journalist Byron Pits of 60 Minutes makes a point of sending every source or person he interviews a handwritten thank-you note. It’s a small token of his appreciation for sharing themselves and their story.
When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone you love? Not a love letter per se (although your significant other would appreciate those every once in a while too), but a thoughtfully written note that expresses in articulate detail something that’s on your mind. Consider these reasons for writing some personal correspondence and tips for making it memorable.
Time CapsuleAs George Bernard Shaw once said, “An unexamined life is one not worth living.” Letter writing allows you to record your life and provides a snapshot of your thoughts for later reflection. Old letters to your spouse, friends or children can be memoirs to pass down to your children or grandchildren.
The Relationship Glue
The difference between a new contact and lasting connection might rest on the written word. A simple “Hello, I enjoyed meeting you” or “I was thinking about something you said earlier…” could make an indelible impression. Keeping in touch this way with people you’ve met throughout your life and career can build your network and create opportunities beyond your reach.
Write Your Thoughts and Speak Your WordsJust send it. Even if your letters go unanswered, you’ve probably brightened someone’s day by sharing a favorite memory or new insight.
Be RealSkip the niceties and share your real thoughts and experiences. Handwritten letters are the place for deeper thoughts and expression. So, write what you really want to say.

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