In my last blog post, I shared with you the one of three super simple networking tips that you can immediately put to use at your next networking event.
Want to know what tip #1 is? Click here to find out.
Want to know what tip #3 is? Click here to find out.
In this video and blog post, I want to share with you the second super simple networking tip, but first let me ask you: When you receive somebody’s business card at a networking event, where is the best place to store it?
A: In your shirt pocket.
B: In your trouser pocket.
C: In your bag?
If you’ve answered “Yes” to any of these questions, then I want you to keep reading and watch the video below because none of these answers are correct.
Super Simple Networking Tip #2: Use a Business Card Case
When I was working in Japan and I’d attend networking events or business meetings, I soon discovered that nobody places business cards in their shirt pocket, trouser pocket, or bag. Instead, everybody places their business cards and the ones they receive in a professional looking business card case.
After investing in one for myself, I soon found that it is a much more efficient and sophisticated way of collecting and storing business cards. And now, even though I’m outside of Japan, I never go to a networking event (or business meeting) without one.
In the image below, you will get a closer look at my business card case. This is what I use to store my business cards, and to store the business cards that I receive at networking events.
It has one pocket where I store the business cards that I receive and a separate pocket where I store my business cards.
It looks professional, elegant and it makes the process of exchanging business cards so much easier.
If you’re looking to invest in a business card case for your own professional events, I encourage you to follow these 5 tips:
1. Choose a colour that is conservative. Black, navy blue, grey, brown, red, or cream are all safe colours.
2. Make sure it has two pockets; one for your business cards, and one for the cards that you receive.
3. Some pattern is good, but loud and overly busy patterns are not.
4. Don’t choose a business card case that has a lot of bling.
5. Make sure the case can fit enough of your business cards for the event (10-15 cards).
I hope you found these tips insightful and useful. If you did, then please share this blog
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Now I’d love to hear from you: Which do you usually put business cards that you receive? Please leave your comment in the section below.