Whenever you have an opportunity to hand out your business card, follow a practice of Far Eastern countries: Use both hands in delivering it. This gives the subtle but important impression that your business card is something very valuable.
Along those same lines, when someone gives you their business card, don’t put it away right away. Rather, keep it in your hands for a while and study it carefully. As you do, talk to them about it or use it to segue into a conversation, such as, “How did you come up with that business name?”
If you take an interest in their card, they are more likely to take an interest in yours. And, if they take more interest in your card, they will probably remember you that much more. And, isn’t that the point of your business card in the first place?
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