Today’s article is networking without business cards.
We are in the holiday season & if your family is anything like mine; taking business cards would get a disapproving look.
Have learned even if in your wallet, jacket, back pocket etc is never good when we are in “regular person mode”. Make sure you remove them & leave at home.
When we are in business, our eyes are always open for networking & leads.
I’ve said before much networking is in casual settings when around close contacts.
So, how can we do Networking without business cards?
The seasoned networker knows they can go to networking without business cards as most people know them by face & name.
When I was new, went to networking a lot; people eventually recognized my face.
With our private lives; we don’t want it to look like we’re networking or prospecting during conversations. Uncle Bob’s friend Jimmy who you meet at dinner sells printing & you need new brochures. Do you hand him your card across the table?
Cousin Mark’s new girlfriend Sally just started a catering business that provided tonight’s meal.
You’re holding a dinner party next month & been looking for a caterer.
What do you do?
Most people have a cell.
If during conversation; product/service of interests comes up; store their contact in your phone, same as you would if you were making friends.
What if one or both of you doesn’t have a cellphone or it’s in your car or the battery is low?
Phone battery charging or not near you? They can text or email their contact to you.
Firecrackerology Tip – Go Back 2 Basics like we teach in Word Of Mouth Masterminds.
Grab a piece of paper or napkin & a pen – write it down!
Firecracker-ology Slogan ~Be UnProfessional and UnConventional ~