Networking Tip: Never Run Out of Business Cards Again!

Networking Tip: Never Run Out of Business Cards Again!

Networking
Have you ever attended a networking event and run out of business cards? You reach into your pocket, wallet, briefcase, business card holder, or purse - and come up empty? How embarrassing! It doesn't have to be awkward. Here's a quick networking tip for you to use to make sure you never run out of business cards again. Make an e-business card (also known as a .vcf) of your business card in your phone, complete with your full name and picture. Yes, add yourself as a professional contact in your phone. When you run out of business cards, you can simply email and/or text your e-card to the person you're talking to, while you're still in conversation. This way, you make sure they receive your email and they associate you with the email. You…
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Handwritten Notes, Smartphones, and Marketing Basics

Handwritten Notes, Smartphones, and Marketing Basics

Tips and Tools
It’s time to recharge your business! Since I’m a marketing strategist, I blog about marketing related topics like social media, branding, networking, etc. However, I find it just as challenging to manage my time with working on my business and in my business as you do. In other words, doing it all! So I figured, why not get back to the marketing basics, a business refresher of sorts? So many professionals focus exclusively on pushing sales that they neglect basic behind-the-scenes details of running a business. Here are few basic to-do's you can work on today: Handwritten Notes, Smartphones, and Marketing Basics Make sure your business card/marketing collateral is up to date and keep stashes everywhere. If you're tired of looking at that same biz card, buy some new ones! There are…
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Business Cards Are Essential for Offline Networking

Business Cards Are Essential for Offline Networking

Networking
Most of us still use business cards on a regular basis to communicate who we are, what we do, etc. Yet so many seemingly professional people do not adhere to basic business card rules. Thus my cheat sheet on business card essentials. I didn't think I needed to spell these out, but I'm often taken aback by how many times I meet a business owner that either runs out of business cards or doesn't have pertinent information listed on the card. Don't you know, business card marketing is alive and well! Tsk tsk...  Here are just a few business card essentials for your offline networking. Keep it current Make sure you have business cards with your current contact information on you at all times. You can't predict when a business opportunity…
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