A memorable way to hand out your business card

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  1. Kay

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    I love this. When you're in a sea of businessmen and women at a conference or trade show, this would definitely make your contact remember you! :D

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  2. Fergal

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    Cool trick, methinks it would take quite a bit of practice before you could get it just right and carry off the trick.
     
  3. Tecknowoman

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    I love it! Possibly not for the fumble fingers of us though!
     
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    I'd never be able to get away with that!!

    I went for having business cards that are memorable instead :)
     
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    I love it. Hope i can do it as well. Nice one.
     
  6. BizDoc

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    I was a professional magician when I was younger. Occasionally I will produce one of my business cards out of thin air. You'd be surprised how few people actually notice anything out of the ordinary. The trick is to keep their attention - it's ridiculously difficult to do so for more than a second - and at a busy venue I doubt you'd have much success.

    I'd love to know if I'm wrong. Any takers?
     
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    Great post.

    Hey this is great. It is an amazing thing.
     
  8. Lingua21

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    It's a great trick but I suppose it depends on who you are trying to impress. It could be a good gimmick if you were selling say printers or art materials.

    The trouble is that some prospects might think that you could be a bit of an idiot (especially if the trick goes tits up) and not take you all that seriously. Others might be suspicious and think that you have a fair bit of spare time on your hands and are not very successful.
     
  9. LA Electrician

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    very cool! i AM GOING TO TRY IT NEXT TIME :)
     
  10. Kay

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    In my experience trade shows have their moments that are more relaxed and laid back. I've exchanged more business cards at the aftershow evening functions where the atmosphere was more casual than at the stand. People get to see a more real side of you when you're "off duty", although of course at these things you never really can forget completely you're representing your company and yourself. Obviously you'd pick your moment and prospect. :)

    As for the suspicion, I'd be more prone to think that having the patience and perseverance to master that was pretty impressive. To each their own. :)

    Okay, seanstevens I'll bite. Show us your business card. :D
     
  11. Lingua21

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    I can see your point of view Kay and I guess that it really is a case of weighing up each situation as you go along.

    Maybe if there were some kind of fun element attached to the products or services then the trick could be a good idea but if you were say selling professional services then I would tend to be a bit more careful.

    I also think that the trick might be more acceptable within certain cultures. I have to be a bit a careful what I write here, but maybe some of the more stuffy ones could do with lightening up a bit more!
     
    #11 Lingua21, Aug 20, 2010
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