I just had to post this..
Yesterday morning, the head of Dept of Industrial Design at Newcastle TAFE called me to apologise for his student’s poorly drafted email, (see last post, ‘How NOT to contact a professional artist!’).
I called this gentleman back today and we had an interesting chat. He had taken this issue up with the student’s direct teacher who.. didn’t think there was anything wrong with the email and/or approach made by the student! What?!
I was floored!
Well Mr Teacher who thinks that was ok.. Looks like very few of your students will ever make it out there in industry if you advocate that sort of approach. Because they WILL get out there and they WILL come up against working professionals who DO NOT tolerate poor communication skills and equally poor manners!