Please don’t roll your eyes when I tell you this. I know it is simple, but ask yourself if you have this “kit” with you when you are on the road – in the car or on a bigger trip to clients and prospective clients.
You need a plastic case, even a zip-lock bag will do. I prefer a clear, hard plastic case and I keep this in my car at all times. When I am flying to clients, I have a smaller version. Inside I have 10-5 note cards, stamps, a couple of pens, and business cards.
Yes, I said you might roll your eyes. Just know though that most of us DON’T have these tools with us so that we can write a personal, short hand-written note the same day we meet with a prospective customer, customer or referral partner.
So why keep it with you?
Write while it is fresh on your mind. The longer you wait, the less impact it makes with the receiver.
I know – simple, no brainer stuff – but guess what?