A beautifully written wordy email or lengthy voicemail message explaining every small detail about a project, proposal, or value offer may seem like the proper thing. After all, you’re being clear and informative, right? Turns out, this is pretty much the opposite of what you should do. Long emails, phone calls, and voicemails are exasperating to deal with. Your client or prospect most likely has a lot of work to do and projects to deal with, and reading through paragraphs of fluff is simply a waste of time. Keep your messages short and to the point. Be respectful of your clients’ time; try to say as much as you can clearly and in as few words as possible.