Business Card Etiquette: Do’s and Don’ts

Business Card Etiquette: Do’s and Don’ts How you present and use your business card is an important part in building professional and profitable relationships. Your business card is part of your visual communications package.  It is also a reflection of your professionalism. You should present your business card in such a way that it is remembered and kept by the recipient, and receive a business card in a manner that makes the giver feel important and respected.  Follow these business card etiquette tips in order to leave a favourable first impression and watch business grow: DO: Always ensure that you have your business cards with you - and plenty of them! Be ready to provide your business card when it is requested - whether at a networking event, client meeting, or socially.  You appear unprofessional if you have to say, "I'm sorry, I didn't bring any with me."  Opportunity - lost! Carry cards in a business card case to keep them fresh and protected from wear and tear. At a networking event, put a supply of cards in your suit pocket for easy access. Keep them in the right pocket. Place cards you receive in your ...

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