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November 13, 2018 Anniversary Wishes 4 comments

Here, you will find examples of closing words and sentences with which you Use this if you haven't already fully expressed your gratitude.

Gratitude Kitchen & Bar in Newport Beach is closing for renovations Sept. 3 and will reopen under a new concept, Gracias Madre, in November, according to a news release.

Gracias Madre, which also has a location in West Hollywood, specializes in plant-based Mexican food.

Customers who dine at Gratitude in August will receive a postcard that can be redeemed for two free margaritas when Gracias Madre opens.

New climbing gym coming to Fountain Valley

A new 30,000-square-foot climbing gym is slated to open in Fountain Valley this fall.

Planet Granite, at 18030 Newhope St., will offer bouldering terrain, fitness zones, a yoga studio and training and communal areas.

For more information, visit planetgranite.com/fountain-valley.

Karma moves dealership across Newport

Karma Automotive, an Irvine-based electric car maker, is having a grand opening celebration for its new dealership in Newport Beach on Aug. 23 from 6 to 9 p.m.

The new location is at 4040 Campus Drive. It will replace Karma’s existing dealership site at 950 W. Coast Hwy.

Satellite launch firm loses CEO amid ‘major change in financing’

Vector Launch Inc., an Arizona-based small-satellite launch firm with an engineering facility in Huntington Beach, has paused operations due to a “major change in financing,” the Los Angeles Times reported.

The Times also noted that Jim Cantrell, Vector’s former chief executive, had been replaced in the role by John Garvey, the company’s president of launch services.

It was not immediately clear if Cantrell’s departure would lead to layoffs or other business changes, according to The Times.

Vector was founded in 2016.

Tackle Box to celebrate first anniversary

Tackle Box, a seafood eatery in Costa Mesa, is celebrating its one-year anniversary on Aug. 24.

The celebration will run from 3 p.m. to 1 a.m. and include food and drink specials, as well as the debut of a new Saturday night DJset.

Tackle Box is within South Coast Collection at 3321 Hyland Ave., Suite E. For more information, visit tackleboxoc.com.

Hoag foundation meets fundraising goal early

The Hoag Hospital Foundation has surpassed the $627-million goal for its Hoag Promise Campaign 18 months ahead of schedule, thanks to gifts from more than 22,000 donors, according to a news release.

Priority areas for the campaign include supporting precision medicine, research that transforms care, recruiting and retaining renowned physicians, early adoption of technology, and nurse scholarships, according to a news release.

Hoag officials noted that the Promise Campaign will continue raising funds through its original end date of Dec. 31, 2020.

Fundraiser helps feed O.C. population

The Farmhouse at Roger’s Gardens in Corona del Mar recently hosted a fundraiser that collected nearly $5,000.

Funds raised during the event, which celebrated National Oyster Day, will provide roughly 8,500 meals for Orange County residents in need through Bracken’s Kitchen — a Garden Grove-based nonprofit.

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Closing with Gratitude and Hope. Start: Friday, September 27, 2019• 6:00 AM. Location:The Pier at Snake River Landing •910 Pier View Drive, Idaho Falls.

In Gratitude (closing)

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When you’re drafting an email, ending it is the easiest part. Whether you sign-off with “Warmest Regards,” “Thanks,” or “Keep On Keepin’ On,” it only takes a second, and you probably don’t give it a second thought. Do email closings even matter? And if so, is “best” really best? We looked at closings in over 350,000 email threads, and found that certain email closings deliver higher response rates.

For our study, we used messages from mailing list archives of over twenty different online communities.1 These emails proved to be a great sample for looking at variations in response rate, as many entailed people asking for help or advice, hoping for a reply.

Email closings are largely determined by the setting of an email. You might sign a message to your mom with “Love,” but would (hopefully) choose a more formal closing when writing to your HR person. So first, we wanted to get an idea of which closings were used in these online communities.

Eight email sign-offs (pictured, in order of popularity) appeared over a thousand times each.

Not much of a surprise here: these eight closings are all common email sign-offs in general. As none of these endings seem specific to online communities, any trends we find should be relevant for anyone who emails. So now for the moment of truth: how did these closings correlate with response rate?

Emails that closed with a variation of thank you got significantly more responses than emails ending with other popular closings.

The difference a simple “thanks” makes in getting a reply was even clearer when we compared emails with “thankful closings”2 to all others. Emails where we detected a thankful closing saw a response rate of 62%.  This compared to a response rate of 46% for emails without a thankful closing. Closing with an expression of gratitude thus correlated with a whopping 36% relative increase in average response rate compared to signing off another way.

After doing some sleuthing, we realized our findings actually reaffirm a 2010 study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology titled “A Little Thanks Goes a Long Way.” In this Grant & Gino study, 69 college student participants got one of two emails asking for help with a cover letter. Half received an email that with a line that included “Thank you so much!” The other half got a similar email, sans an expression of gratitude. The study found that recipients were more than twice as likely to offer assistance when they received the email that included “thank you.”

Also noteworthy was that generic email sign-offs like “regards” had lower response rates. And it turned out that “best” was in fact worst among popular email closings. Ending an email with “best” had the lowest average response rate when compared to other email sign-offs that appeared 1,000+ times.

Among closings seen at least 1,000 times in our study, “thanks in advance” ended up correlating with the highest response rate, which makes sense, as the email’s recipient is being thanked specifically for a response which has yet to be written. There’s a bit of posturing involved with this closing, but it turns out it works pretty well. But no matter how you express your thanks, doing so certainly appears to be your best bet in closing an email if you want a response. Interestingly, all of the email sign-offs that appeared 1,000+ times saw higher email response rates than the overall average response rate across all emails in our sample (which was 47.5%).

This isn’t the first time we’ve looked at attributes of email and their relation to response rate. We previously found that email length, tone, grade level, and even subject line length also matter. If you want to write emails that get responses, you can also check out Respondable, a free feature built into Boomerang for Gmail and Boomerang for Outlook. Respondable analyzes your email in real-time and lets you know about changes that might help you get a reply! It’s one of many Boomerang features that help people email more productively.

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If you geek out about emails and data science as much as we do, we’ve documented our approach (and findings) for this blog post in a Jupyter Notebook.  You can check out our study (or even extend it!) by viewing the code behind it. We’re thankful for the community behind the tool that helped us collect and analyze these emails, and are excited for the future studies we can do using this same data!

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Best Letter Closing Examples to Make a Powerful Last Impression

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It’s not a good look, but it happens: for busy, highly caffeinated workers in a deadline-driven world, it’s perilously easy to send an email that reads as callous and unfeeling.

Your humble blogger included, we’ve all been guilty at times, hurriedly mashing “send” and moving on without acknowledging whatever favor or question we’ve imposed upon a trusted colleague or potentially valuable contact. Oops.

In your heart, you know kindness is not a waste of time—least of all when what’s required is just a few extra words in an email. The trouble is, which words? You want to say thanks, but not seem strained or sycophantic in your expression of gratitude. You also want to keep your dispatches straightforward and to the point, so there’s no room for thank-yous that are overlong or unwieldy.

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With that in mind, we have just the list for you. Here are eleven ways to recognize someone who’s done you a solid as you close out an email; we hope you appreciate them.

Get in, say thanks, and get out.

Depending on the degree of formality in the email you’re drafting—old-timey letter-writing structure tends to diminish over a series of back-and-forth replies—there might be a few good places to pop in a thanks while wrapping up.

1You can show your appreciation as part of a closing line.

The closing line tends to encapsulate a key takeaway from your message, as in this example:

I’ll work these puns you suggested into my presentation on otters, and thanks again for your kelp.

Best,

-Your Name

2Alternatively, show your gratitude in your sign-off.

Your sign-off comes just before your name, and should probably not consist solely of “Thx.” Here’s an example:

If you’re able, we otter collaborate on another project like this soon.

Thanks kindly,

-Your Name

Some appreciations are multifaceted and can work well in either case, while others might just feel too clunky or intense for daily use—looking at you, gratefully.

The words you want might just be ‘thank’ and ‘you.’

Let’s go through a few options, starting with the tried and true:

3Thank you

It’s hard to imagine a scenario where you tell someone “thank you,” only to later wish you hadn’t. With two timeless words, the message you send is “I am an alive person aware that I am communicating with another alive person who probably had things to do before this email arrived.” It matters.

4Thank you!

This one works, with the caveat that exclamations can sometimes be off-putting in professional correspondence with people you don’t know well. Use it sparingly.

5Thanks

It’s not terrible when used in the right context, but winnowing “thank you” down to one casual syllable has the potential to feel terse or perfunctory, so be mindful.

6Thanks!

If this is how you sign off every email you send, your contacts will tire of it. Save it for occasions when you know it’s all right to be nonchalant.

7Thanks again

Here’s a trusty option if your email began with a thank you. It can even work as a sign-off with a comma at the end, particularly if you’re including a closing line to this effect:

I appreciate all your help ferreting out such an extensive list of species related to otters.

Thanks again,

-Your Name

8Thanks in advance

Use this one cautiously or not at all; it assumes the recipient will do something, but the last thing you want is a thank-you that backfires and makes them feel taken for granted.

9Thanks for your consideration

This seems to suggest what you could be thankful for is limited, which is not exactly a collegial vibe. If you’re thinking about putting it at the end of a cover letter, don’t—it’s as if you’re preemptively bracing for the news that you didn’t get the job.

10Many thanks

Elegant in its simplicity, you don’t see this one every day. It suggests “I put some thought into this at some point.” It’s an especially good option as a sign-off, like so:

These awful puns have given me paws. Just kidding—we can brainstorm more at our meeting on Monday.

Many thanks,

-Your Name

11Appreciatively

Another handy standby for signing off. You have to work at it to find a context where this one doesn’t feel appropriate.

Sometimes the message you want to send is ‘I see you.’

While it’s generally a good idea to keep your emails brief out of respect for the recipient’s time, you’ll occasionally find “thank you” alone just doesn’t feel sufficient. In these circumstances, it’s good to be specific and show your recognition.

Thanks so much for your tenacity in staying late to prepare the slides on how sea otters forage. We made our deadline by a whisker!

Also, remember that words in an email aren’t your only means of showing appreciation. If your intern has shown a lot of hustle in hauling an important project across the finish line, give them props at the next staff meeting. Send someone flowers or a gift card once in a while.

Making sure the folks you correspond with feel valued is essential to maintaining a warm relationship, both as professionals and fellow humans. Thanks kindly for reading this far.

Lets go over the best letter closings for business and for personal letters and notes.

How to End a Letter: Appropriate and Inappropriate Closings

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“Let the YMCA be the change for the world, leading in love and inclusion for all”. This is one of the messages received at YMCA Scotland Garden in the Plaza and it describes perfectly the aim, contents and expected impact of YMCA175.

Tomorrow morning YMCA175 will be a memory. Faces, words, moments, experiences and learnings will stay in our minds and hearts. We will then realize the value of the time we spent here in London and the impact that the event had on each of us and our YMCAs. Our common movement will not be the same after these four days. Our roots will remain even more solid but we will be better equipped as individuals and as an organization.

On behalf of our Executive Committee and President Mike Will, I want to thank each person that shaped the dream of YMCA175.

THANK YOU to my colleagues at the Steering Group – Kerry Reilly, Mike Bromfield, Alina Pop, Sebastian Vogt, Nico Gourdet, Beate Turck, Marta Huretska and Marius Pop -  the YMCA Europe Staff, the Management and Project Direction for their passion, commitment, caring and professional work during almost three years of discussions, planning, agreements and decisions. Our special gratitude to the whole team for overcoming the expected and unexpected challenges of organizing an event with these contents, dimension and inclusive approach.

THANK YOU to our partners, donors and supporters for believing in the dream and for making it real through resources, expertise and the understanding that only working together we can achieve full success. 

THANK YOU YMCA England & Wales, World Alliance of YMCAs, YMCA of USA, World Urban Network. Our event would have not been possible without your trust, leadership, commitment with youth empowerment and constant ambition to build a better movement.

THANK YOU to all National General Secretaries & CEO´s, the Global Staff Team, your governance bodies, programme and international directors, youth workers, volunteers and staff members at local, regional, national and international levels for believing in YMCA175 and attracting thousands of young people to this unique event. I can guarantee you that the time, resources, funds were worth it and you will very soon see the benefits of that investment. It is in our hands now to use the momentum and impact and continue moving forward.

THANK YOU to all zone and programme leaders, working teams, presenters, facilitators, speakers, performers on stage but also all those backstage for your work, creativity, inspiration, flexibility and love for sharing the YMCA mission and impact. You did it through words, deep spirituality, attitudes and actions. Your input has been a clear, strong, effective response to socially relevant issues affecting young people today. That has been the YMCA response. And yes, we are determined to continue responding.  

THANK YOU to all volunteers serving at YMCA175 before, during and after the event. Your work, humble attitude and example has been a blessing. We are proud of you because you are the best ambassadors of the deepest YMCA values and of George Williams´ vision.

AND THANK YOU to each of you, delegates at YMCA175. The YMCA owns you a lot and we hope that your expectations were met. Please share your feedback. We are ready to evaluate and measure the impact of the event.

Continue believing in your positive capacities and dreams… Believe in the unique power of the YMCA… Believe in the impact that you can make on others…. Multiply the effect of YMCA175 among those that did not have the privilege of joining us in London for different reasons. During these days, our thoughts have been specially with them.

May God bless you and we pray that through the YMCA He brings peace to the world, peace to your countries, peace to your families and peace to your hearts.

Thank you!

Juan Simoes Iglesias

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Closing with Gratitude and Hope. Start: Friday, September 27, 2019• 6:00 AM. Location:The Pier at Snake River Landing •910 Pier View Drive, Idaho Falls.

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