Each month some of my entrepreneur friends and I get together and have business conversations and brainstorming sessions, every month we discuss one new business topic.
One of our topics this month was “How and when to give someone your business card”. What’s interesting to me is, how some people are really not big on business cards because they look at social media as their business card. Social media is great, I just feel like offline gives a person a better feel of who you are first. Also, giving someone your business card is important when attending networking events, and talking to people who may not have social media.
Most people want to be able to contact you via phone or email, also a business card shows a little more professionalism, in my opinion. We talked alittle about this as the person who would be receiving someone’s business card and how we would want to be approached.
With that being said, I’ve found that sharing a few tips would help when making the decision to share your business card with the right people.
Here are a few tips to remember when sharing your business card/ information with someone you don’t know (offline):
- Energy is everything.
- Just walking up to someone and saying “here’s my card”, “this is what I do” may not get you clients/customers.
- When engaging in a conversation, you could introduce yourself and share your business card/information with them at that time.
- Being personable is important in deciding if a person wants to do business with you.
- Always be genuine and be yourself.
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