Monday, November 25, 2019

Business Card Contacts

“May we exchange business cards?” A question I often ask during conversation when meeting someone new. We’ve chatted about writing, the weather, family, etc. After a time of learning about the other person, I will inquire about exchanging cards.

Many times the answer is “Yes, I forgot I have business cards. Let me give you mine.”
Other times the answer is “Oh, I haven’t published anything. I don’t need business cards yet.”
Or “I’ve been meaning to purchase business cards.”

Whether you are published or not published, exchanging business cards is a great way to help others remember you, especially if your photo is on the card.
Having something published isn’t a requirement to have a card. I have friends who write a blog and hand out cards with the blog address. Some people list their website only while some list various ways to contact them, including social media.

My business card has my photo, a brief description of what I offer (Inspirational Author, Blogger, Speaker), my website address, and my email. The back of the card lists our family motto “It’s Always A Story With The Henderson’s”.
Brief and to the point.

A card with too much information may cause the receiver to glance and put the card away. Bright colors and a photo and a bit of information is easier to read. Give the receiver of the card enough information to make them want to find out more about you.

Once you have given and received cards from others, please keep in contact with the people you meet. If an email is listed, send a note of encouragement or thank them for chatting with you.
If a website is listed, visit the site and leave a comment.

I have found great friends and writing contacts by chatting and exchanging business cards.

Do you have a business card? Shall we exchange cards? :-)

"May we exchange business cards?" A question I often ask during conversation when meeting someone new. #seriouslywrite @mimionlife

“Whether you are published or not published, exchanging business cards is a great way to help others remember you, especially if your photo is on the card.” #seriouslywrite @mimionlife

Have a blessed day of writing and sharing God’s love,
Melissa Henderson


Melissa Henderson is a writer of inspirational messages through fiction, non-fiction, devotions, guest blogs, articles and more. Her first children’s book, “Licky the Lizard” was released in 2018. Some of her passions are helping in community and church. Melissa and her husband Alan moved from Virginia to South Carolina in 2017 to be near son, daughter-in-love and first grandchild. The family motto is "It’s Always A Story With The Henderson".

Website and blog : http://www.melissaghenderson.com
Amazon link to "Licky the Lizard"
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Twitter : @mimionlife

6 comments:

  1. This is great advice, Melissa. At the conference I was most recently at, I ran out of business cards. I've never had so many people ask for it. I'll bring more in the future.

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    1. Great idea Kimberly. Take more cards to share. :-) I have a few different cards and I hand out the old ones and the new ones. :-)

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  2. Thank you, Melissa. When the Lord called me to write in 2014, a mentor immediately suggested I get business cards made before heading to my first writers conference. And I'm so glad I did.

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    1. Sharing business cards can create wonderful conversation, too. :-)

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  3. I can sometimes feel a little funny handing out my business card, mostly because I don't give myself enough credit for what I do! But it is fun to hand out your information and then receive editing or writing work (in my case!) because of it!

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    1. Awesome! What a great thing to receive editing or writing work because of handing out your business card! Way cool! :-)

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