Sending Professional Emails
As a carpenter I do most of my communicating to schedule, price and work out details on projects via email. It’s fast, easy and can be done at anytime of the day or night.
A big issue that I often see if that emails lack tone and can be misleading at times. Here are a few tips to communicate better via sending professional emails:
Always maintain a polite and respectful tone.
Avoid off color humor and comments.
Leave out the texting lingo and spell out your works.
Be Precise, concise and clear with your message:
Get to the point.
Keep your communication brief and detail as much as needed to get your message out. I always say ‘paint me a mental picture.”
Use a subject header that gives information.
Use the spell-check and re-read your email before it goes out.
Sign off appropriately:
Create an professional email signature and have your email editor auto paste it in all of your emails.
End your emails with a proper sign off. [e.g, thank you, regards, etc]