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

Productive & Organized

" 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.  Business Cards. The business cards?

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

Productive & Organized

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 designed Contact Keeper to help people stay perfectly organized.

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How to Use Evernote: 22 Ways

Ian's Messy Desk

If you’re not familiar with Evernote, it’s an application that helps you get organized and remember everything. If you organize and tag your notes as you go, they will be easier to find, using Evernote’s powerful search. Image via Wikipedia.

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10 Apps for Administrative Productivity and Organization

Office Dynamics

As an administrative professional, you need to be productive and organized wherever you go. and Tripit will organize them all in one place including directions between locations. This smart app even “learns” your schedule and adapts to your busy and available times. It not only lets you check the time in any part of the world, it also shows you color-coded business hours in your specified time zone, making it easier to schedule meeting times. Designed by Freepik.

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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.

Do You Have a Business Card?

Office Dynamics

As I was preparing to start the program, I noticed that the executive assistants started handing out their business cards to each other and introducing themselves before we even began. Do you have a business card? I strongly believe administrative professionals of every level should have a card. I am a professional just like any other title in our organization." If your organization will not pay for your cards, you may want to make your own investment.

Be An Unforgettable Speaker – Organization Techniques That Make You Easy to Work With

Productive & Organized

  Unless you have business processes in place, you may find your business growing "out of control." " How well you balance everything that needs to get done determines how fast your business can grow. Give All of Your Information On-line on an Organized Page.

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5 Tasks You Can Delegate to Free Up Your Time

Office Organization Success

Very often solopreneurs owners know they have a need to partner with a Virtual Assistant (VA), but are not really sure how a virtual assistant can help them grow their business – they don’t fully understand what services the VA provides. Need to send seasonal cards to your clients? A VA can help you here by designing custom cards, calendars, flyers, postcards, brochures, or any other promotional item. #2 2 Organizing and maintaining your mailing list.

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Spring Clean Your Business

Step It Up VA Coaching

Time to make a clean sweep of your office, your business systems, and even your mind! Still, don’t you deserve a workspace that’s organized, bright, cheerful, and attractive? Make sure you have electronic files on your computer and your e-mail that match your physical files – one for each client, or business function (i.e. Organize the business cards and contact information you have collected over the past year. by Donna Toothaker.

5, 10 and 15 Minute Decluttering

Simple Productivity Blog

Get rid of old receipts, expired coupons, business cards and outdated pictures. Consider putting club and membership cards in a separate holder. Clutter Organization SimplificationWednesdays are simplicity days at SimpleProductivity blog.

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5 Ways to Shine at a Job Fair

On The Job

But before you put on the business suit, here are a few things to remember before attending a job fair: · Do your homework. Be organized. Eat or drink away from the recruiter tables – keep at least one hand free to shake hands and accept business cards.

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How do awards help an organization’s branding?

Service Untitled

An appealing and highly recognizable brand helps an organization deliver their message as to service and the products they sell. Everyday people can be considered role models, so why not include our accomplishments on websites, business cards, and even email signatures?

Get Organized!: Recycled, Reused, and Repurposed Organizers

Get Organized!

Organizing Tips | Organizing Products | Organizing Services Monday, January 11, 2010 Recycled, Reused, and Repurposed Organizers I love it when I discover *fresh* organizing ideas! There are 19 "unexpected organizers" in this feature, and here are my top 3 faves. #1

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.

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

Productive & Organized

  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

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Communication Productivity Tip: Don't Make People Search for You.

Productive & Organized

Productive & Organized Home Contribute to P&O!   This is the back of my card as a sample of what I mean: Creating Your Online Business Card An online business card is one site that lists all of your connection points online. 

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

Productive & Organized

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.

How to Network While Traveling on Business

On The Job

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." Business travel is a great time to get out of your room and meet people."

Organize With Social Bookmarking!

Professional Assistant Blog

Home About Me Advertise Organize With Social Bookmarking! By The Professional Assistant on Monday, November 03, 2008 Filed Under: Networking , Organize , Productivity D o you find articles on this site intriguing? You can also use these services to organize yourself by adding "tags" or keywords to the articles that youve saved. Ive been trying to organize a file room for years and there seems to be very little out there in terms of practical and affordable solutions.

Administrative/Clerical: 5 Ways to Make Your Workspace an Oasis

Office Dynamics

Administrative and clerical positions require focus, diligence, and superior workplace organization skills to keep the office running at full speed, but a workplace that feels impersonal or distracting can disrupt productivity and efficiency.

Productive Communication & Marketing : How to Manage All of Those Links! Interview with @ItsMyURLs CEO @hustle247

Productive & Organized

Now, take a look at your business card, brochures or other social media profiles.    The other day I was in a meeting and saw a card that had the back covered with 2 different QR codes and the front had a few different urls. How many social networks do you belong to? 

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Mobile Marketing Techniques for Eco Friendly Businesses

Eco-Office Gals

Green consciousness and eco-friendly movements are gaining more momentum every day, manifesting themselves in everything from recycling to organic produce. Mobile marketing holds many benefits for businesses. Guest Post advertising home-business internet marketing technology

How to Succeed in Business: Trying is Not Optional

Office Dynamics

I recently saw an advertisement for an event at a local college called "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying." I was appalled you can't succeed in business without trying, I thought. What's the number one thing that every worker can do to get ahead in business?

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10 Tips On How to Use Evernote To Its Fullest

The Solopreneur Life

T his is a guest post written by Claudine Motto, who is a business coach, productivity consultant, and owner of Vistal Norte (soon to become Business in Blossom). Organize and tag your notes on the go. “Stack&# your notebooks for better organization.

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How to Organize Tasks Effectively

Professional Assistant Blog

Home About Me Advertise How to Organize Tasks Effectively By The Professional Assistant on Thursday, August 23, 2007 Filed Under: MS-Outlook , Organize , Prioritize A task here, a task there! The question is, “How do I prioritize and organize my tasks? 2comments for this post Anonymous Organizing tasks effectively is an integral part of being a great administrative assistant.

Link Lineup: Small Business Tools, Time and Todos, Productive Marketing and More!

Productive & Organized

  Today, you can see content on: Small Business Tools. Small Business Tools 101 Small Business Web Applications You Must Check Out - [link] -- Small Business Trends has made an outstanding list of web applications that you should check out!  What Business Card?

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Unclutter that table

Clutter Coach

Usually, this table hold my purse, keys, sunglasses and a small box containing dog poop bags, extra keys, business cards and other occasional necessities. My front hall table isn’t always perfectly organized. They’re mostly from my trip to LA which was partly for business, so I’ll put them with my business receipts. I forgot my sunglasses this morning. What a drag! I hate when that happens.

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10 Apps for the Entrepreneur 2011

Eco-Office Gals

An entrepreneur is constantly on the go and needs applications on their iPhone that not only keeps up with a busy schedule, but which also helps their business in some way. Fortunately, the iPhone apps cover almost any business need an entrepreneur might want handy.

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Strategies for Expanding Your Professional Network

Eat Your Career

There are also various groups based around other identifying characteristics—for example: young professionals, women in business, minority groups, etc. If you’re looking to expand your network, there are tons of events (organized by various groups) specifically for this purpose.

5 Golden Nuggets from Be The Change Event

Office Organization Success

Recognize how you show up in your life and your business, and how it plays out for you. Imagine what will happen if … As I discovered over the past few days, many business owners don’t know what their message is or who their target market is. It really doesn’t serve you or anyone else if all you do is visualize what you want in your life and business, but then you don’t take action to turn that visualization into a reality.

In Case Of Emergency…Trust Your Procedure

Productive & Organized

Last week I shared 16 Things Business Owners Would Do Differently.   Today, one of my contributors, Kariné Macri, expands on the things she has done to make sure procedures are in place for her business.  There is nothing like peace of mind, especially when you have a business that serves as an ambassador to your profession. If you don’t have one and are considering going into business for yourself you can get sorted out rather quickly and simply from the IRS.

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For Administrative Professionals, Efficiency Is the Name of the Game: Utilizing Automated Services

Office Dynamics

Administrative professionals play a critical role within companies – one that demands a great deal of organization and skill across a wide range of areas. For Administrative Professionals, Efficiency Is the Name of the Game: Utilizing Automated Services.

7 Ways to Kickstart Your Marketing for Your Teleclasses

Office Organization Success

Get out all those business cards that are collecting dust in your desk drawer, or reach out to past colleagues or clients, and personally invite them to register for your teleclass. School for Online Business Success Member Extra. School for Online Business Success Member Extra.

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Make the Most of Your Business Downtime This Summer

Step It Up VA Coaching

It is not uncommon for the summer season to be a slow period for many Virtual Assistants and business owners. Using this time efficiently can help things to run more smoothly during busy times , and can even allow for an increase in sales and service requests just by spending this time more effectively. Here are some ideas for utilizing this upcoming slow time productively: Organize and clean your office. Create more efficient organizing systems for your office.

Master the Art of Re-purposing Your Work and You'll Save Multiple Hours - 50 Ideas To Get You Started

Productive & Organized

Earlier this week I was talking to a client about content creation for the marking of her business.    If you ask me, repurposing is the art of smart business.  Grow Your Business & Save Time - Recycle Your Content. Brains are fun and interesting organs.

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The Great Calendar Debate - Paper or Electronic - 21 Experts Weigh.

Productive & Organized

Productive & Organized Home Contribute to P&O!   Recommended Tool: Franklin Covey Planner is a Physical Paper-Based great for Business Professional.    Pros of Planning Tool: Very organized product.

Turning your Offline Mayhem into a Digital Haven

Simple Productivity Blog

Additionally, the following items are optional but amazingly useful: Cloud storage space with search features and folder organization. Step Two: Organize. While still chaotic, this new formatting is easier to organize and search, and stays appropriately off your desk and off your mind.

5 Steps to Setting Up Your Online Systems Quickly and Easily

Office Organization Success

As I was teaching at a recent workshop the same question kept cropping up again and again, and it went something like this: “I’m just starting out in my business. Don’t worry though, both systems will grow with you and you can easily grow your business into six figures and beyond using either one of these systems. And you can add the URL and details of your free taste to your business cards for when you hand them out at networking events.

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10 Ideas for Networking

Daily Writing Tips

Attend (or organize) author events, poetry readings, open mics, and other literary gatherings. 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. When attending events or other assemblages, exchange business cards or email addresses with fellow participants, but don’t treat the gatherings like speed-dating nights.

Using Email Effectively

Ian's Messy Desk

For most organizations, e-mail has become the preferred means of communication, both formal and informal. It’s like attaching a business card to every e-mail you send. Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day.