Лишь позднее он сообразил, какие преимущества кроются в обладании слугой, послушным в целом мире тебе одному. Робот вызвал недовольство третьего члена экспедиции - Крифа. Может быть, он заподозрил в его лице соперника, а может быть, из общих соображений не одобрял все, способное летать без крыльев. Улучив момент, он предпринял несколько прямых атак на робота, который их даже не заметил, чем и поверг Крифа в еще большую ярость.
В конце концов Хилвар сумел успокоить его, и во время возвращения на глайдере Криф, казалось, смирился с положением. Робот и насекомое эскортировали экипаж, бесшумно скользивший среди лесов и полей - каждый при этом держался своего хозяина и игнорировал конкурента.
There are two reasons people don’t send out thank you notes: lack of time and no stationery. But don’t minimize the importance of the handwritten card, says Atlanta stationery artist Kelli Hall. Here are three bits of advice for carrying on this tradition.
Thank you notes are best sent a few days after a small event, like a birthday party, or a few weeks after a large event, like a wedding. “My preferred rule of thumb is before you use the gift,” Hall says.
Most people get hung up on what to write, but simple is best. “Don’t miss chances to share genuine gratitude because you want to pen the perfect response,” Hall explains. Just appreciate the gesture and the item.
Beautiful stationery is timeless and somewhat of a “return gift,” Hall says. “While I’ll drool over a beautiful stock, a statement-making design can shine just as beautifully on a budget-friendly paper.”
Send your thanks with our beautiful thank you cards. With designs from cute to conventional, there is something to suit every situation and preference.
At that, Ms. Egerton-Warburton’s twin sister chimed in with a litany of alternatives. “It’s, like, ‘This is my phone, this is my email, this is my Instagram, this is my Twitter,’ ” Avery Egerton-Warburton said. “If you want to say thank you, just send me a text.”
In 1960s Baltimore, when Catherine Kitz was growing up, stationery was an essential part of a social wardrobe. “Growing up in a black family, that was something we were raised to do, to send a thank-you note,” Ms. Kitz, a museum administrator in Oakland, Calif., said. “I saw people of all economic backgrounds and races sending them, and now I see people of all economic and racial backgrounds not sending them.”
Despite her best efforts to instill in her stepgrandchildren the importance of forging bonds of trust and dependence through ritualized thanksgiving, the handwritten thank-you note, Ms. Kitz noted, may be a generational lost cause. “After a while I stopped trying,” she said. “I’m still I’m hoping they’ll figure it out at some point — in school, in college, when they get their first job.”
In all likelihood, they will. “Ink on paper has been challenged on many fronts,” said Patti Stracher, director of the National Stationery Show, expected to draw 800 exhibitors and 12,000 attendees to the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in May. “Thank-you notes, however, are one of the areas that a poor economy or a social culture shift has little impact on.”
Heather Wiese, owner of Bell’Invito, a luxury stationer in Dallas, said, “If you want to stand out, to be more polished, probably the easiest thing you can do is write that thank-you note.” She added: “Social media, texting and email are all completely relevant. But if after I’ve put my effort forward to interview a potential employee what I get is an email that looks exactly like 200 others, I may miss it.”
You can set yourself apart from other artists by sending handwritten thank-you notes in the mail.
Every Thanksgiving I try to write something about gratitude. This year I want to remind you of the value of writing a note, addressing an envelope, attaching a stamp, and sticking it in the mail.
My friend Cynthia likes to say that a handwritten note in the mail “blows people away.” It’s true.
1. Order note cards with images of your art on the front. They should have your name, complete credit line for the image, and website URL on the back.
2. Don’t forget the stamps! In the U.S. you can order stamps online delivered to your doorstep.
3. Remember to gather brick-and-mortar addresses whenever you can.
4. Keep your cards, pen, and stamps handy at all times and make a point to travel with them. Use short pockets of time to get those notes in the mail.
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These stunning ombre watercolor cards are perfect for the artist in your life. Kristina Werner Design practices two techniques for her thank you.
There is nothing more exciting than selling a piece of art. If you are directly involved in the sale process you will feel a rush of excitement and accomplishment, as well as gratitude to the client who has just purchased your art. It’s the gratitude I wish to briefly discuss today. I want to discourage you from overdoing your expressions of gratitude to your customer upon making a sale.
Let me begin by saying that I am a big believer in gratitude. I believe that feeling grateful when something good happens is powerful, and I’ve recently read a number of articles that tout the scientifically proven benefits of expressing gratitude in daily life (including this article in Forbes). I’m not saying you shouldn’t feel grateful for a sale, and I’m not even suggesting that you can’t say “thank you” to a client who buys a piece of art from you.
Over the years, however, I’ve learned that it’s important to learn how to properly thank a client. There are several risks involved in the thanking process and today, I want to help you avoid those risks when thanking a client.
First, if you overdo it with too many thank yous, you risk making it seem like you are in dire straits and this sale just saved you. This may very well be the case – you may be a starving artist, and this sale may have made it possible for you to keep a roof over your head for a few more weeks, but this is not the message we want to send to buyers.
Thinking this through from the buyer’s side will help us understand why it is important to project an air of success. While many buyers enjoy supporting struggling artists, they also want to buy good art. If a buyer hasn’t developed a strong sense of his taste, or doesn’t have a good sense of the elements of great art, that buyer may look for some other way to validate his interest in your work. Often, the most direct proxy for good taste is the popularity of the artist and her work. If the artist is selling well and has a following among collectors, then the work must be good. We all know that this is actually a pretty poor way to judge the quality of artwork, but that’s a subject for another post. Right or wrong, I’ve learned that sending a message of the artist’s success is an important part of the selling process.
The second problem with over-thanking is that it focuses attention on you rather than the buyer. The thanking process is the process of expressing gratitude for a benefit you received from someone. If you are overly-thankful, you are, in essence saying “Thank you so much for your money. I need your money so much. I can’t believe you gave me so much money for my art!”
You are shining too much light on the benefit you received from the transaction.
I would like to suggest a simple alternative to this approach, one that I have found to be very effective.
Instead of over-thanking, congratulate your client for their purchase. You will be amazed at how much better your post-sale experience will be when you focus on congratulating in addition to thanking.
When you congratulate, you are complimenting the client on her good decision. You are reaffirming the positive feelings the client felt for the art.
I know what some of you are thinking. “Wait a minute,” you are saying to yourself, “isn’t it the height of arrogance to congratulate someone for purchasing my art?”
You’ll be amazed, however, when you follow my advice and see the effect it has on your customers. Congratulating helps end your encounter on high.
Let me share the exact procedure I use to congratulate a client at the close of a sale. As the paperwork is finished, I fold the receipt, put it in an envelope and reach out to shake the client’s hand while smiling and saying “Congratulations, you got a great piece!”
Invariably, the client will say something like, “Thank you, I’m excited to have the piece. It’s going to look great in my home. Thank you so much!”
That’s right, the client is going to thank you.
At this point it is perfectly appropriate for you to say “Thank you – enjoy!” Keep a smile on your face during the whole exchange. Now you will have successfully congratulated and thanked.
The next time you conclude a sale, I encourage you to give my advice a try. Focus on congratulating the client and see what happens – both you and your client will leave the sale happier than if you over-thanked.
Congratulations for reading this article!
Have you tried congratulating your clients on their purchase? Share your thoughts and experiences in the comments below.
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