What do I do with all these cards?

30 Second Networking Tip #59

Dealing with a stack of business cards you collect can be enough to make you not want to network. Having a system is the key to keeping your sanity.


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Here’s something to try… don’t give people your business card unless they ask for it. Often we just end up exchanging cards with someone even though neither of us really has any intention of contacting the other. Make it a point to only gather cards of people you really want to talk to, and give your cards to people who really want to talk to you. That will keep you focused on conversations not exchanging cards. It will also make managing your contacts and connections easier, and I’ll bet you’ll be more productive too.

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Remember your primary job when you’re networking is to talk to people. Conversations are what lead to possible connections. so don’t just stand around and play with your phone. And don’t just go around gathering business cards. You’ll think you’re networking but you’re not. You don’t get to know anyone that way, and they don’t get to know you. Actually talk to people. Make it a goal to learn one thing about three people you don’t know. You’ll be glad you did.

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Pitch for Success 30 Second Networking Tip #28

Keep it simple stu… hey!

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Even the smartest of us have a hard time understanding things sometimes. that’s why it’s important to talk to people using language they can relate too. if you make things to complicated then they may lose interest. that can kill a conversation fast. I suggest starting broad and getting more detailed. That lets them get used to a bigger idea of your business and lets you gauge what they may or may not know. That keeps them engaged and stops you from alienating them.

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