Greetings and I hope that this reaches you well. I know that you have probably emailed me with the intention of conducting a survey, interview, or maybe even to discuss matters pertaining to your practicum or internship.
Now, I understand that it is the 21st century and electronic mail is an acceptable medium to convey your request. However, simply sending a generic message (which, at times, I’ve also noticed is carbon copied to several of your other prospects) or–worse yet–a forwarded message with neither a subject line nor email body can be, well, quite unappealing.
Sender, always remember that when you send these kinds of requests to professionals, you are also trying to make a good first impression with the hope that it may lead to your desired request. Sending emails in the manner that I have described earlier simply shows me that you think very little of my time–our time.
So don’t be surprised if you do not receive too many responses.
I wish you well in your future endeavours.
Dr. Tedi Gustilo Villasor