How to Manage your Business Cards
When you attend a conference or a networking event, business cards are essential. Not only do they represent you, your brand and your services but they also allow you to remember who you’ve met. Now, the problem with business cards is that when you start having too many of them, they can quickly get lost or tossed in one of the drawers of your desk… And then you forget about them. Not good for your networking strategy – right? Well, after lots of investigation, I might have found the way that will save you lots of time trying to remember who is who!
Did you know that you could store your business cards on your smartphone via a simple app? How useful would it be to be able to carry all your business cards with you at all times? All you have to do is take a picture of the said business card and voila! The app extracts all the information from the card and stores it in your contact book or simply in the app itself.
If your phone’s camera isn’t powerful enough (of if your hands are too shaky), never fear! Many apps simply allow you to input all the information needed manually. The great thing about it is that you can group your business cards – for example, you can group them by event or trade show. Very handy when you don’t remember where you’ve met the person, right? Some apps also come with the possibility to add notes to the business card.
Bonus: many apps are able to read more than 10 languages – isn’t that perfect for us translators who always engage in international endeavours?
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Have you ever tried business card readers? What do you think about them? How do you organize your business cards?