How do you stand out from the crowd? There is no better way to amplify a first impression or even correct it than by showing exemplary manners, gratitude, and appreciation by following up. And when you follow up with a handwritten thank-you note, you can bet you re going to stand apart from everyone else. Without further action and interaction on your part, you ll fade into oblivion, no matter how impressive you are during that first meeting. Saying thank you helps you stand out, every time.