It is important to choose words carefully when expressing gratitude.
There are things you shouldn’t write when writing a thank you message. It is important to avoid unintentionally offending the recipient when expressing gratitude.
When saying thank you, leave out the comparisons.
For example, if you are thanking your boss, don’t compare them to a previous boss.
Don’t say, “You are so much better of a boss than John.” While your current boss may be better than John, the comparison isn’t a thank you or a very good compliment.
Sometimes, you may get a gift that you don’t like or want. Don’t lie when saying thank you for the gift.
Instead of “Thank you for the gift. I love it”, you can say “Thank you for the gift. I appreciate you for thinking of me.”
The trick here is instead of complimenting the gift you are expressing your gratitude for their thoughtfulness.
Passive Aggressive Comments
Backhanded compliments are an example of passive-aggressive behavior.
An example is: Thank you for finally meeting your sales goals!
Leave out the insincere compliments.
In the office, excessive over-the-top praise will make you look like a brown-noser.
Misspelling someone’s name is a sign of disrespect.
Take care to learn the correct spelling and pay extra attention to names with multiple spellings.
Kaiden, Caden, Caiden, Caiden, Cayden, or Kaden?
Can I Have More?
When thanking someone for money, asking them for more is not polite.
You don’t want to sound greedy or entitled in your thank you message.
What I Really Wanted Was…
When you don’t get the exact gift you wanted, you don’t need to share that.
While being honest, you will not come across as grateful and will look more like a jerk than anything else.
Thank you for the gift card to Old Navy. However, I really would have liked a Banana Republic gift card. Can you keep that in mind for my next birthday?
Thank you for the birthday gift card to Old Navy. I appreciate your generosity and will enjoy a shopping day soon.
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Taking a few extra minutes to personalize your thank you message will help it to feel more meaningful.
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