Business Card Networking Tips

Your business card is not just a little wallet or pocket filler. You should try to max out its use by trying to give them out as regularly as possible. Here are several methods you can give people your business card, and you probably haven’t thought of these before. These are great way to get out your free business cards.

  1. Leave your business card at your local coffee place – You do not have to leave a card every single time. But more than once is also ok especially if you haven’t done so in a while. If they don’t have a bowl for business cards, which is a bit unusual as most do, then talk to the floor manager and suggest it! The same goes for a local restaurant you often frequent.
  2. Insert your business card when mailing bill payments. Hey, when you receive your bills, you get advertisement, correct? So why not apply the same? This is not a matter of ‘getting even’. It’s a matter of simply getting yourself out there. You never know on whose hands your business card will land.
  3. Include your business card when emailing resumes or when sending a Thank You note after a job interview. A business card is just that small, yet extra push you need to ensure you’re always in the minds of recruiters and potential employers. Don’t be beaten by those that think to set themselves apart!
  4. Hand over your business card even to co-workers. When you visit a branch of your office, attend a convention, or business gathering with co-workers you don’t normally come into contact with, then there’s no harm in handing over your business card.
  5. Insert your business card in presentation materials you use. If you find yourself making a presentation to a group, one of the best ways to ensure you give out your business card to everyone attending the presentation is to insert it in the materials attendees will use. This way, you don’t have to ensure that you meet and talk to each and every single attendee just to hand your business card.
  6. Hand over your business card during gatherings at home! Who says you can’t mix business with pleasure? When parents come over for your kid’s birthday, be ready to discuss careers and hand over business cards. Do the same when you’re picking up your child from another kids’ home and you happen to talk to the child’s parents. If someone new arrives in the neighborhood, you don’t need to throw a party but what about a bouquet of flowers from your garden with… yes, your business card thrown in?

A business card can be a extremely powerful networking and marketing tool and learning how to make your business cards stand out is vital. Maximize the times you can distribute it and hand it over to someone and you’ll be surprised at how business opportunities seemingly pop out of nowhere.

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