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Thank you for thinking of making contact.
When you do, please help me and yourself by making it clear how you would like me to respond.
Just before you e-mail me using the link below, simply highlight and copy the text underneath the line. Paste it into the bottom of your e-mail and delete all items that do not apply.
Why specify how to respond?
The simple answer is peace of mind, for both of us.
First, it means you need never be wary of unwanted salesmanship. Apart from the time it takes you to write to me there is no downside.
Second, it helps me because unless you say I can't be sure what you will be happy with. I don't want to waste your time or mine.
If we continue to keep in contact I will ask you from time to time what you want. This will happen when I am unsure of what is appropriate.
It's common sense really.
For example, if you ask a technical question and specify that I should just answer on the information given and not follow up in any way then that is what will happen (unless you ask differently later). Alternatively, if you think I might be able to help as a consultant you might specify that I should ask questions if that would help me give a better answer, and include suggestions of how I could help.
There are lots of other alternatives and, of course, you can always change your mind and send me revised instructions.