Sending Professional Emails

By Robert Robillard on Contractor Advice

Professional Communication Via Email

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:

Be professional:

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 bullets.

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]

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Robert Robillard

Carpenter / Remodeler / Editor

Rob Robillard is “The Concord Carpenter” Rob is a builder, general contractor, carpenter, woodworker, and editor of Concord Carpenter and ToolBoxBuzz As a General Contractor and carpenter, Rob owns and operates Concord Carpenter LLC. A full-service remodeling and construction company. Rob is a recognized leader in home building best practices and a source for how-to information for building professionals. On this website, Rob covers all aspects of home construction, building science, home improvement, woodworking, remodeling, and some of the best product and tool reviews. Rob is in charge of our Tool and Product Review series - Concord Carpenter Videos where we post all of our tool reviews and video tutorials. Rob approaches remodeling and building construction with a pragmatic and problem-solving approach. He enjoys using his knowledge and experience to help and educate building professionals as well as DIYers on best practices in the construction and remodeling industry. He's a strong advocate for "raising the bar" in the construction trades and promoting the trades to youth. #BeAMentor #Green2Great Craftsmanship, quality, and pride guide his journey on this channel The Concord Carpenter's motto: "Well done is better than well said!" : Read more about Rob

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