RECEIVING A LOT OF BUSINESS CARDS?
It’s okay to believe that you won’t have issues when it’s time to sort those cards priority and follow up on the most viable opportunities discussed.
But to be on the safe side, it’s best to always have a pen or pencil handy whenever you’ll be meeting a lot of people and exchanging #businesscards.
So on every card you receive, quickly write the following things before you meet the next person:
1. Where you met the card owner (e.g. @OilTradingAndLogisticsExpo2018)
2. Opportunities discussed (e.g. Effective Communication Training for Staff, Website Content Auditing, Book Ghostwriting, Business Proposal Writing, etc.)
3. How the card owner prefers to be contacted (so your call doesn’t get ignored forever, because the card owner doesn’t have your number and specifically asked you to send an email, not place a call)
4. Secret clues – you know, just like you save people’s numbers on your phone with clues. For example, “Met her when I went to use the ladies”, “Met him on the last day @wimbizng roundtable”, “We both know @jon.doe.d.stealth.assassin”, etc.
I know some cards can be so pretty, you don’t want to write on them. But of what value is a pretty business card without revenue brains? I also know that you can use your phone to capture the aforementioned information instead, but what if your battery is unavoidably low or drained? Besides, that route may slow you down and you don’t want to miss out on an opportunity to meet a game-changing prospect. Capish?
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