The Business Card Rant [VIDEO]

Ah conferences. I love getting to meet those who make it a personal goal to bring home as many business cards as will fit in their checked luggage. Really impressive. And I want to cut them.

So here is a quick tip vlog where I give the 411 on what business cards are actually for and what you should be doing with them on the regular to improve your network:

Do you follow up with you connections when you get back from a networking event?

About Amy Schmittauer

Amy is the Founder of Savvy Sexy Social and President of Vlog Boss Studios, a digital marketing agency specializing in video content creation. Connect with her on Twitter.

7 comments
Andrea Robinson
Andrea Robinson

Amy you are so right on but you knew that! Your explanation reminded me why the business card is not a dead tool for businesses to use. I often get asked this question as a branding and designer if they need a business card. It's nice to show off some style on that card too...it always helps build trust, credibility and professionalism but using it not to spam others but to connect is the real use of the card. Great vLog!

Terreece Clarke
Terreece Clarke

My fave is when people just shove their card under your nose. Not so much as a cold handshake before they are pushing "Their next big thing." I want to cut them with their own business card.

larrysnow
larrysnow

Go for the big fish and always, always, always follow up. So is "Ptch" like SocialCam?

schmittastic
schmittastic moderator

 @larrysnow Yes. Very similar. But they let you work with multiple assets. So you could have a few video clips, pictures, etc. and string them together with music and title sequences.