It is all about a Thank You Note!
So today I found a little surprise in my mailbox, a thank you note. Well, there was more than just one thank you note…two. Below you can read the thank you note from one of my students. The note was not to me.
I teach Business Writing at Clemson. It is my goal to teach students more than just how to write, but how to use writing to build relationships. I teach them to think like entrepreneurs. I teach them to think about building career relationships. This thank you note is not only just a representation of a student thanking and praising a teacher, but using the knowledge learned in the classroom. Today, I am the student! It has come full circle!
There are so many times if we wonder if we are making an impact, but tonight…this one student made me shed some tears. I love teaching! Thanks Kelly!
What an excellent testimonial. You should feel very proud. You may not know this but you have taught me a great deal about writing and connecting with others in the online world – all from 2500 miles away. Through our conversations on the phone and Twitter exchanges I have learned more from you than you could possibly imagine. My real estate business has exploded and much of the success has come from our blog, Facebook and Twitter accounts – all of which you helped me set up and develop. Thank you for being an inspiration to so many students, whether they walk the beautiful Clemson campus or dwell in the desert here in Phoenix!
wow! that’s awesome! gave me chills… it’s amazing how one person can so profoundly impact another’s life. keep up the great work! our schools need more professors like you. 🙂
You will always be my teacher! You not only taught me how to listen to find the story, but to also how to listen to life. No matter how far or how close we are in geographical distance…I alway consider you my brother! Thanks for always being there! I am looking forward to the opportunity to come visit soon!
I still get chill bumps thinking about it! It is so funny how Kelly used business writing and thank you notes to make a true impact in my life! I am very fortunate to be able to work with students everyday who the desire to be successful! Thanks so much for taking the time to read and comment!