Finding a business card is less complex than asking for a business card or accepting a business card in American business. Generally, business operates so quickly and automatically that finding a business card is often immediate and even subconscious. Yet, with a few pointers you can make an impression the ‘giver’ and create union brochures.
Here are six quick tips to help you steer accepting someone’s business card:
1. When accepting a person’s card, temporarily stop, point your listing finger (of your principal hand) at the card and have at least one question about it to show you are attending to and that you acknowledge receiving the card. For example, “I see you’re on the 11th floor of the ABC Building. Do you have a great view from there? inch or “I see you’re located in the Dallas office. Is that where you’re from? inch
Maintain that model’s complete attention and he or she will continue to talk to you. To maintain this human connection and active of deep union, keep the card in your hand; you should not continue pointing as you continue to talk.
2. After you have received someone’s business card, input it in a separate place from your own business cards. Males, do not put a business card in your wallet and place that wallet in your back pocket against your bottom in front of anyone; many cultures consider placing a person’s card against one’s buttock’s a better slander to the card’s owner.
3. Making notes on the back of someone’s business card when he or she is in your presence is acceptable during sales situations, especially during meetings and promotions when many cards are exchanged.
4. When there are several people you do not know around a home without food present, you may place business cards in front of you according to where each person is seated. When food exists, it is often cramped and awkward to construct cards on the table; instead, try placing the business cards one on top of the other (like a deck of cards) according to where people are seated so you can call them by name.
5. If someone forces a business card giving you, you can always throw it away when you come back to your workplace. However, if they contends that you take a card and contact him or her and you have no purpose of accomplishing so, not allow the card as graciously as possible. For example, “Thank you, but I’d rather not take your card. Our company is not in the market for new vendors. inch
6. Following a meeting or conference, decide within a week (before you forget) which cards you want to keep and the ones you do not want. It is good business to send a quick, “Nice to have met you, inch email to anyone you intend to contact in the future, so take time to send a contact as you file the card.