How To Practice Good Business Card Etiquette

Office Dynamics

We will be exchanging quite a few business cards at this upcoming event. Did you know there are etiquette rules for giving and receiving cards? Here are a few pointers that can be helpful when you are networking and meeting people: Treat your business card as a representation of you. I suggest getting a business card case. First, it’s an attractive container for your cards. Treat others’ cards as a representation of them.

Here’s Why Business Cards Are Still Useful

Dumb Little Man

With the advancement of technology, some may argue that business cards, such as an embossed business card, are starting to become obsolete. Some argue that business cards are a waste of money and most of the time, people don’t use them once you give them out. Others might say that social media platforms and apps are pushing out the need for the traditional business card. That’s when we exchanged business cards.

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Do you have a business card?

Practically Perfect PA

Do you have a a business card? I always felt I should have a business card. I would go so far as to say I felt a bit resentful when colleagues were pulling out business cards in meetings or during networking events and I wouldn’t have anything to hand over to my new contact. Why didn’t I have business cards? It wasn’t just me, none of the other assistants had business cards either.

Pic of the Day: Business Cards

The Small Business Blog

Today’s picture demonstrates that not even a bad business card has to be a barrier to your success. This is apparently the original business card of Bill Gates himself and it would certainly have stood out if you received it at a networking event. Many more cool historical business cards can be seen at the… Read the full article here: Pic of the Day: Business Cards on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG.

Organizing Business Cards: Scan 'em

Clutter Coach

I've recommended the Fujitsu ScanSnap in the past as a good all-around scanner, but apparently it doesn't do that well with business cards. It's annoying to have to buy a tool that only does one thing, but for business card scanning, the CardScan is the one to have. Networking maven Valerie Gonyea uses it for her oceans of cards and praises its accuracy. So, if business cards are piling up around you, give it a try.

Importance of Business Cards for Small and Medium Sized Businesses

The Small Business Blog

Business cards are a highly effective marketing tool and are the best way of passing on your contact details to new and existing customers. Printed business cards are often the first impression new contacts will have of your business. Business cards add credibility to your business, if you choose not to have them customers may… Read the full article here: Importance of Business Cards for Small and Medium Sized Businesses on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG.

How to Organize Business Cards & Networking Conversations - Interview & Giveaway @ContactKeeper

Stephanie LH Calahan

When you attend tradeshows or networking meetings, do you later experience the business card pile up? We meet new people all the time and have lots of detailed business conversations. We know that during the time that business cards are exchanged and initial business is discussed, there is a lot of key information to keep track of. I have found that the Contact Keeper is a much more organized and streamlined way keep cards and conversation notes.

Productive Networking: 22 Ideas to Organize Business Cards for Effective Followup

Stephanie LH Calahan

" That is what a recent client told me when I opened a drawer in her office and found it filled with business cards. The cards had been collected over a year or so of miscellaneous networking events and trade shows.    She'd had good intentions of making connections after the events, but the cards never made it farther than her desk drawer.  Business Cards. A pile of business cards is simply clutter.

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A guide to networking

Practically Perfect PA

Whether you’re networking online or face-to-face, it can play a vital role in securing your next job opportunity. Networking the old-fashioned way, face-to-face, is still an important route to building lasting connections with people that can benefit your career. Offline networking. The challenge is choosing the right ones to attend; networking at the wrong events will waste your time and dent your confidence. Approach networking like a job interview.

I Want Some Business Cards

Catch Friday

I met Ian Hendry the brains and owner behind the networking platform WE CAN DO BIZ at a Business Scene Event in Datchet near Heathrow Airport. At the event Mark Perl was speaking on How to Work a Room in networking at a business meeting, and I just happened to be standing next to Ian and another networker in an open three, which Mark commented on. At the event I had only three business cards with me, and for some time I've wanted to buy some more.

Are you a networked PA?

Practically Perfect PA

The word networking can strike fear, horror and / or joy into the best of us. Networking is without a doubt a valuable skill set and resource tool but for many it can involve going outside our comfort zone when confronted with the notion of chatting to a complete stranger. I won’t lie – I was feeling slightly daunted when faced with the prospect of attending the Gala Dinner Networking Event at Executive Secretary LIVE on my own. So why should you network as a PA?

Strategies for Expanding Your Professional Network

Eat Your Career

While I don’t believe this entirely (to me, it’s both what you know and who you know), I definitely agree that having a strong professional network is a critically important part of creating career success. Unfortunately, a lot of people don’t think about expanding their network until they need something—like a job. Building a strong professional network doesn’t happen overnight, and these relationships are useful for more than just job search assistance.

The Networked Administrative Professional

Office Dynamics

It’s true in the sense that the person who actively creates a reputable brand for themselves with genuine relationships will see more opportunity simply because there is a broader network of people in the world who know who they are, what they are capable of and know this is a genuine person they feel they can trust. on the chapter titled Networking. Networking. Building your network is about more than just shaking hands and collecting business cards.

Six Easy Networking Tips for Introverts

Dumb Little Man

When I’ve been to networking events, I’ve found it incredibly helpful to have some established friends there already. Take business cards. You might have stock ones from work, but if you create your own cards, try to make them interesting. I use Moo.com to create cards with several different designs – that way, my new contacts can pick whichever one they like best. The same applies to networking. I’ll confess up-front; I’m an introvert.

Networking – it doesn’t have to be a chore!

Practically Perfect PA

Networking can be a scary word can’t it? At the start of my career aged just 21, I had no real grasp of what networking was, nor was I interested in finding out. Now, just 5 years on, I have come such a long way and networking has been a huge part of my journey and contributed to my success. I now realise that these events had huge networking opportunities which I failed to appreciate. Networking can mean many things. The benefits of networking are limitless.

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Why Conference Receptions Are A Great Place to Start Networking

Office Dynamics

It also gives us an opportunity to be in a casual environment with our conference attendees so we can get to know them before we get very busy hosting the event. You will be exposed a broader audience; assistants who work in various companies, industries, and size businesses. Be sure to bring your business cards and hand them out as you introduce yourself. This is your chance to make new friends and build networks.

The Art And The Science Of Networking

Dumb Little Man

Knowing how to network successfully can help you tap into a hidden job market and present your skills and experience to potential employers. More than half of jobs are filled through networking contacts and more employers are turning to social media tools for help with hiring. Using network referrals to get a job can lead to 6% higher annual income and most networkers stay in their jobs for two times longer than direct job searchers. Benefits of Networking.

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Keys to Effective Networking

Office Dynamics

Such was the case last week when my long-time friend and Las Vegas BNI ( Business Network International ) Director Leslie Taylor presented a speech that outlined a simply brilliant model for building effective relationships. We’ve all been there: We go to a networking function or set up a time to get together for coffee or lunch with someone we’ve met in our travels and then stall in that awkward moment where we really don’t know how to begin. Tags: Networking

Beating Networking Nerves

Small Business CEO

Effective networking is an essential to furthering your career as well as being vital to the success of your business. From building up a strong client base to creating opportunities for new ventures and collaborative projects, good networking skills will help you to make your business grow and thrive in this competitive commercial environment. It’s important to understand that networking opportunities aren’t limited to conferences and corporate events.

The Hidden Rewards of Network Building

Simple Productivity Blog

Being in sales, I was an early adopter of networking as a way to build a client base. This goes back to when a network was established by dropping off as many business cards in as many locations as you could think of – pretty ham-handed stuff, but it worked. After all, a network back then was strictly a numbers game. People with real academic credibility were taking this networking thing seriously and analyzing it. Advanced Social Networking.

7 Deadly Entrepreneurial Networking Mistakes

The Shrink for Entrepreneurs

A great network is the foundation of every successful entrepreneurial career. As tempting as it sounds (especially for introverts) big business wins don’t happen from years of slaving alone in your basement. To cut the preamble short: This quick-and-dirty article breaks down the seven most deadly networking mistakes I see all sorts of (otherwise smart) entrepreneurs making. Go to “Networking Events” Don’t do it. Network for Direct Sales.

Keys to Effective Networking

Office Dynamics

Such was the case last week when my long-time friend and Las Vegas BNI ( Business Network International ) Director Leslie Taylor presented a speech that outlined a simply brilliant model for building effective relationships. We’ve all been there: We go to a networking function or set up a time to get together for coffee or lunch with someone we’ve met in our travels and then stall in that awkward moment where we really don’t know how to begin. Networking

Business Networking - How to Grow Your Online #Networking Into Real Relationships #smmanners

Stephanie LH Calahan

Maybe you've decided that social media is a waste of your time, or you are frustrated that it is not bringing the business you would like it to. Maybe you have not even started down that social media road because you don't see how being on those sites can help you grow your business. I asked my expert panel: Social Networking is a popular activity, but truly effective business people know that using online communication tools is about more than publishing content. 

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10 Ideas for Networking

Daily Writing Tips

Try one or more of these networking options: 1. Join an online writers’ community or social-networking site. They abound on the Web; I chose this one as an example because of the clever play on the name of the professional-networking site Linked In.). Develop your networking skills outside the writing realm by joining a civic or professional organization, volunteering with a nonprofit organization, or getting involved with a club or a hobby group. Networking Tips.

“Who, me, network?” Build Confidence in Your Networking Skill!

Office Dynamics

Perhaps you’re one of the lucky few who network (think, “build relationship”) easily and with hardly a thought. For some people, building a solid network of colleagues and helpful professionals comes naturally. But for many, networking doesn’t come so easily. [It’s The great thing is that networking is a “soft skill” that can be learned by anyone. Networking comes under the heading of a life-long skill builder. Networking

“Who, me, network?” Build Confidence in Your Networking Skill!

Office Dynamics

Perhaps you’re one of the lucky few who network (think, “build relationship”) easily and with hardly a thought. For some people, building a solid network of colleagues and helpful professionals comes naturally. But for many, networking doesn’t come so easily. [It’s The great thing is that networking is a “soft skill” that can be learned by anyone. Networking comes under the heading of a life-long skill builder. Tags: Networking

Top 5 Tips for Small Biz Networking Events

The Small Business Blog

The top 5 tips weekly post is always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners. Make sure that you take professional business cards with you to the networking event. Cheap and nasty cards reflect badly on your business. Remember that direct selling is not the purpose of a networking event. Following-up is a crucial part of the networking process. Business Checklists

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Network Extensively, Advance Your Administrative Career

Office Dynamics

Create a vast network of acquaintances and advocates with whom you enjoy doing business, have done favors for, know well – or know remotely, via others. Administrative professionals fall into a category of people called “super-connectors,” because they’re often the hub of information and networking in their offices, as well as for the people they support. Another reason why, if you don’t already have a business card, you’ll want to lobby for one sooner than later.).

Getting the most out of business networking.

Catch Friday

Working a room in networking can be quite daunting, can't it? Focus on Getting the Best out of Networking. Ask for a business card if you can't remember the name. Is networking selling or not selling? What really is networking - most people hate the sales pitch. Networking is part of the marketing mix. Therefore you need to have a higher strategy, particularly that it is unlikely that you will do business with them in one month. business.

Networking Magic ~ 5 EASY Strategies for Follow-up Success

Office Organization Success

Topic: Networking Magic ~ 5 EASY Strategies for Follow-up Success. You know how things go at a networking event, or some other type of in-person event… . You go along, meet many new people, collect a TON of business cards, and then promptly put them to one side and never follow up with the contacts again! . Date: Thursday, March 12, 2009 at 11:00 am EST. Led by Tracey Lawton.

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Discover the One Key Thing that is Killing Your Business Networking #business #productivity

Stephanie LH Calahan

  If very few business owners are able to effectively follow up after networking with someone, shouldn't that be a "no brainer" thing for you to get into place today? Productive networking is about more than collecting cards.  It is about making a connection that will last and build your business. Contact Keeper makes great products to save business cards and keep notes and other important info on new contacts.

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The Five Most Annoying Networking Behaviors

On The Job

Seems we've both got some pet peeves when it comes to people who are pretty obnoxious when it comes to networking. Since Singer is a networking guru, and a lot of people listen to him and benefit from his advice, I thought it would be nice to list at least five of the most annoying things people do when they network and how Singer believes they could improve: 1. In the world of networking, little things mean a lot. Tags: Thom Singer professional networking

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Network Extensively, Advance Your Administrative Career

Office Dynamics

Create a vast network of acquaintances and advocates with whom you enjoy doing business, have done favors for, know well – or know remotely, via others. Administrative professionals fall into a category of people called “super-connectors,” because they’re often the hub of information and networking in their offices, as well as for the people they support. Another reason why, if you don’t already have a business card, you’ll want to lobby for one sooner than later.).

8 Things You Need To Know About Social Networking

Small Business CEO

Social networking has taken the business world by storm. Social networking is more than just having a consistent online presence. Social networking should not in any way be misconstrued as a replacement for face-to-face interaction. It is a marriage of your business’ on and offline persona. In an increasingly fast-paced digital world, it seems that everybody is milking those social networking sites for all they are worth.

How to Network While Traveling on Business

45 Things

After a long day of business on the road, I have been known to hole up in my hotel room and have room service deliver a hot fudge sundae while I watch a marathon of "International House Hunters." If you''re like many business travelers, you''re only thought at the end of a day may be to head to your hotel room, watch True Blood and order room service. But for Patricia Rossi, business travel is more than getting from point A to point B with a minimum of hassles.

Dymo's CardScan iPhone App Illustrates Several Key Trends

Small Business Labs

Small Business Labs Tracking and Forecasting the Trends Impacting the Future of Small Business Welcome to Small Business Labs Small Business Labs, from Emergent Research , covers the key social, technology and business trends impacting small business. Follow us on Twitter Emergent Research EMERGENT RESEARCH is focused on better understanding the small business sector of the US and global economy.

2010 113

Guest Blog: Networking Like a Pro

Laughing all the Way to Work

© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 18 October, 2008 Guest Blog: Networking Like a Pro This is a guest post from JEM over at [link]. Networking Like a Pro One of the best ways to boost your career and hone your skills as an administrative assistant is to practice networking. When you network with peers, you gain access to a wealth of knowledge, potential job leads, and also increase your overall marketability and potential.

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25 ways to get noticed on LinkedIn

Practically Perfect PA

Add your Linked URL to your Business Card. You wouldn’t throw a business card at someone and then walk away would you? Check updates from your network as you may spot opportunities which may be perfect for you or other connections. I don’t usually advocate the use of a Premium Account but if you are actively job seeking this will help as you can email people outside your usual network. Congratulations! You have an ‘All Star’ LinkedIn profile.

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Build An Email List From [Insert Networking Event] Contacts The Right Way

Denise Aday

Trade show season is in full-swing this time of year Trade shows can be a cost effective way to showcase your business, learn new industry information and network with potential customers. If you’ve done a good job of working a show, you’ll come home with handfuls of business cards. So what do you do with all those cards? Emphasis mine. See on Scoop.it - Virtual and Email Marketing Assistance.

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Great Apps for Assistants

Practically Perfect PA

This is a fabulous app if you or your manager are into networking! By taking a photo of someone’s business card the app allows you to immediately transfer their contact details to your phone or tablet. The app also links up their social networking details as well. [Show as slideshow]. Like a lot of us these days I am glued to my iPhone. Over the last year I’ve had it stolen … twice!

2012 195

Great Apps for Assistants

Practically Perfect PA

This is a fabulous app if you or your manager are into networking! By taking a photo of someone’s business card the app allows you to immediately transfer their contact details to your phone or tablet. The app also links up their social networking details as well. [Show as slideshow]. Like a lot of us these days I am glued to my iPhone. Over the last year I’ve had it stolen … twice!

2012 190

Four Attractive Ideas for Growing Your Small Business & Bottom Line

Small Business CEO

Small business owners are flooded with more priorities than they can handle, ranging from raising capital to streamlining processes to everything in between. What’s more, they are proven concepts that will help to increase your business’s recognition, pool of customers, and most importantly, your bottom line. Forget the Traditional Business Card. households have business card magnets on their refrigerator.

2010 64

The Admin’s Guide to Career Organization

All Things Admin

They don’t have a network of professionals they can activate at a moment’s notice. With hundreds of millions of registered users worldwide, LinkedIn is an excellent social networking tool for admins. Personal Business Cards. Professional Network.

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