Beware of This Email Trap

These days it is SO easy to think of some email messages as “pop up” conversations that you can quickly reply to and then carry on with your work.  Ahhhh, but that can be such a trap.

Kate, my operations manager, and Vice-President-in-charge-of-making-things-happen, emailed a company that we had done business with in the past.  She said that we wanted to place another order with them and needed to make a small change to the artwork.

Here was their exact email message in response:  “Here’s our fax number.”

Missing from the message:  “We’re so glad!”  “Thank you for your order.”  “You da bomb! “Peace be with you.”  Something!!!

Great words to use (no matter whether the message is an order or simply typical business correspondence) are: “Thank you so much for your message (or your order, or continued business.)

From your motivational speaker, Linda Larsen, continually looking for those hidden communication dangers


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  1. So true Linda. Nothing turns me off faster than a vendor who acts like they don’t care if they do business with me or not. As a motivational speaker, I talk about making connections to establish relationships to get the business and keep it. Your example, is the wrong way to do it. You would think that in today’s economy people would be working harder to get our business.

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