I am by no means a conference expert, I have only been to 2 conferences Reviewer’s Retreat and BlogHer, but I have been to lots of networking events and I have collected more business cards than I can count. Throughout all of these interactions I have learned a lot about creating the perfect business card. I have realized there are some big mistakes people make and there are some really great creative things you can do to make yourself stick out from the others. Here are my
Top 5 Tips for Creating the Perfect Business Card.
- Include a Picture of Yourself. This may seem odd but it is a huge way to set yourself apart especially at a conference. Think about it, brands are getting hundreds of business cards, literally, and it is so hard to remember who is who. Have a meaningful conversation with someone and when they see your picture on the business card it will bring back that memory and your personal connection will be what makes you stand out from the stack of cards. I have my picture on my business card and brands are always thanking me for it.
- Do Not Use Glossy Paper. My current business cards made me learn this lesson the hard way. Brand and PR representatives like to make notes about you so they can better remember you and glossy business cards are terrible for writing on so just use a standard heavy cardstock without a glossy finish on it.
- Include ALL Your Contact Info. I can’t tell you how many times people forget to include there email, seems obvious but it happens. Also consider adding Facebook and Twitter as well as a phone number, the more ways you give to reach you the better.
- Be creative, Basic is Boring. Let’s face it blogging is huge now and it is getting more and more important that you stand out so use your business card to set yourself apart. Make sure it conveys who you are and what your blog is in a creative way, just not so creative it is annoying. Try playing with colors and layout as well as other design elements.
- Make Sure It Is Easy to Read. Be careful what font you use, it is fine to be creative but if no one can read what it says that is a problem, keep in mind size, color and font when you design your card.
Follow these simple tips and you will have the perfect business cards to make an impression and help you to keep those contacts that you made. So as you get ready to head out to all the great blogging events and conferences design a new business card that will help you stand out from the crowd.
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