Entertainers Tip 5
October 11, 2002,
When I graduated from college, I started my own computer consulting company, DEO Consulting, Inc. Like any new businessperson, I went out and had business cards produced. five hundred cards to start.
When I meet a new business associate, I would hand them a card. My father an old-time salesman would look at me and say, “What are you saving those cards for? Give them a couple!”
“Hey dad, these cards cost me money. I can’t give them away to just anybody.”
Now, my only problem is keeping enough business cards on me. Business Card Networking is about passing your cards out, not saving them. Make sure you give them to anybody who shows interest and keeps them on hand! You will meet some of your best contacts outside of work, so put them in your car, wallet, handbag, or give extras to a spouse. They too will meet people and can Business Card Network for you.
Always keep your cards close by and hand them out in twos and threes for effective Business Card Networking.