Yes, there’s such a thing as business card etiquette when networking. So don’t mess it up! All it takes is one wrong move to jeopardize your professional image. At live networking events, where you only have 30 seconds or so to make a good first impression, you cannot afford to make the wrong move and your business card is part of that image. Even if you get a billboard, take out an ad, get a web page, do not fool yourself into thinking that you successfully networked with a hundred people because you handed out a hundred business cards.
Quick Tip: When receiving a business card, write a note on the back of it before you put it away. It could be a note about what you talked about, a reminder about why they asked for your information. Something that jogs your memory as you go through the sea of cards you have in your collection.
Hear this week on TNDH, the proper Business Card Etiquette and appearance of your business card to leave a lasting impression for your contacts.
My guest this week for the continued summer Non-Profit series is Alliance For Kids. Alliance for Kids (AFK) is one of thirty-one Early Childhood Councils in the State of Colorado. Members of AFK are community leaders from early care and education, health, mental health, and family support programs. They work collaboratively to realize the vision of Alliance for Kids.
Today Jackie Florendo, Coordinator for Alliance for Kids, is here to fill in the blanks and educate us on this wonderful non-profit and what they do for our Community. Jackie oversees all areas of AFK and has a Doctorate in Education.
Check them out @ http://www.allianceforkids.org