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Can people find you from your business card?

I ask this question after receiving hundreds of business cards from attending an event in Atlanta GA called Industry Day.  As I was going through my pile of cards to follow up, I realized I couldn't get in touch with close to one third of the people who ASKED to be contacted!  Why?  Their business card either had no e-mail address, no website or was in another language...I kid you not.  

Bottom line, business cards are meant to make a connection, to allow others to know a small piece of information about you and your business to ultimately make a relationship and hopefully, a sale somewhere down the road.  If your new contact has no idea how to get in touch with you, you have just closed all roads to making a potential business relationship in any form or fashion.  

If you're on Active Rain, you know the power of networking.  Don't think that power doesn't exist outside the internet.  Good old fashion hand shaking and card exchanging may be "old school" but it works :-) 

 

 

Comment balloon 7 commentsTara Jones- Atlanta • September 24 2009 01:47PM

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A very timely reminder...I agree that a biz card is about an easy contact, and not about "beauty".

Posted by Li Read, Caring expertise...knowledge for you! (Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring)) over 9 years ago

Tara,

I'm guilty of not having my email address on my cards.  I paid a company to design them and didn't even realize it.  My website and my phone number on them but until someone pointed it out I hadn't noticed.

Posted by Brian Brumpton, Boise Idaho Real Estate (Keller Williams Boise) over 9 years ago

On my next set I will be adding my blog site and my facebook account.

Posted by Gene Riemenschneider, Turning Houses into Homes (Home Point Real Estate) over 9 years ago

I'm thinking of printing a card that says

My name is Lane Bailey

Google me...

It would certainly make people curious...

Posted by Lane Bailey, Realtor & Car Guy (Century 21 Results Realty) over 9 years ago

Lane- Brad Carroll did that from Dakno at Inman in NY this year.  Quite clever and talk about inspiration to keep up on your SEO results! :-)  

Posted by Tara Jones- Atlanta, GA (Reel Productions TV- Real Estate Video ) over 9 years ago

I know a few people have done something similar...  And it would make you work hard to control your message...

Posted by Lane Bailey, Realtor & Car Guy (Century 21 Results Realty) over 9 years ago

It is important that you add email address as well as your networking account maybe. People find it easy to recognize you if you have a complete and well stated profile.

Posted by Arjay over 9 years ago

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