Melanie Rembrandt

Since our initial launch date, Melanie Rembrandt has been an integral part of the StartupNation team.

As the founder of Rembrandt Communications®, LLC, www.rembrandtwrites.com, Melanie is one of the country's top, public-relations consultants, an SEO copywriter and a published writer with over 20 years of extensive experience and an excellent track-record for success.

She specializes in helping entrepreneurs get the attention and credibility they need via targeted public-relations and SEO copywriting efforts (including Web site copy that sells, newsletters, eReports, social media, blogs, SEO press releases, e-mail auto responders, direct marketing, and more!).

Melanie offers tips and insights via her blogs and monthly newsletter, "Rembrandt Writes Insights®." And she provides in-depth training presentations to various businesses and organizations nationwide.

Melanie is also the author of "Secrets of Becoming a Publicist," published by American Writers & Artists, Inc., "Simple Publicity," published by 1WinPress, StartupNation's "7 Steps to Successful Public Relations," and the host of the SmallBiz America Radio Channel, "PR and SEO Quick Tips with Melanie Rembrandt."

A magna cum laude graduate of the prestigious UCLA School of Theater,Film and Television, Melanie is the official small-business PR expert for StartupNation and Pink Magazine Online. She’s open to your questions, comments and suggestions at melanie@startupnation.com and @rembrandtwrites on Twitter.

And you can also sign-up to receive her e-newsletter and reports packed with great information at: http://www.startupnation.com/steps/77/steps-successful-public-relations.htm.

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With the way things are right now in the business world, there are many four-letter words that I’m sure you have no problem saying! But, at the same time, have you thanked your customers, partners, associates, and media contacts lately for helping your business stay afloat?

 

If not, here are three simple ways to use the six-letter word, “Thanks,” to improve your relationships… and your business:

 

1. Just Say It.

 

Whenever you speak to someone related to your organization, make a special point to thank them for their business. Sometimes, we get so busy that we forget to say, “THANKS.” It’s a simple word that can turn a person’s day around.

 

2. Send a Note.

 

While e-mail thank-you-notes are always nice, when was the last time you sent a handwritten thank-you to your favorite customer, employee, partner, or media member?

 

With today’s fast-paced technology, people appreciate receiving a special “thank you” just for them via snail mail. This little note can make a big impression and show that you really appreciate someone’s actions. And if you send a thank-you message to reporters after they cover you in a story, they will definitely remember you the next time they need a resource!

 

3. Take Action.

 

If a customer, vendor, dry cleaner, accountant, or someone else does something nice for you, think about taking your “thank you” once step further. Send flowers, offer a special coupon, hand deliver a sweet treat to their door, or just stop by with a personal note of gratitude.

 

It may take a few extra minutes, but you’ll create a lasting and personal relationship with the people who can help you save time, money and effort in both your personal and business life.

 

Change Your Attitude – And Have a Better Day.

 

It can be difficult to stay positive with all of the negative news out there. When you’re having a day like this, try to think of the top ten things you are thankful for and make a quick, mental list of gratitude. It will change your attitude significantly.

 

Everyone likes to be acknowledged for a job well done… so with this in mind, take a few minutes right now to think about what you are thankful for… and say this six-letter word often to the people who help you. This simple action will help put you in a better frame of mind – and those around you too!

 

With this in mind, I’d like to thank you for reading my blog! And if you need help increasing customers and site traffic with SEO copywriting, please let me know here or at www.rembrandtwrites.com. I’m here to help you save time and boost sales!

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