Can Social Media Kill The Importance of Visiting Cards in Professionals Life?

by Sunanda K. Chavan on Saturday 25 June 2011, 6:32 PM | Category: Business Communication| View: 3084 views
 
 
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A visiting card also referred to as a calling card, was an essential tool of genteel society.  It was a small paper card used by royalty, aristocrats, and noblemen and women with one's name printed on it. They first appeared in China in the 15th century and in Europe in the 17th century. The footmen of aristocrats and of royalty would deliver these first European visiting cards to the servants of their prospective hosts solemnly introducing the arrival of their owners.

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Recent technological advances have made Compact Disc "business cards" possible, which can hold about 35 to 100 MB of data. These Business Card CDs may be square, round or oblong but are approximately the same size as a conventional business card. CD business cards are designed to fit within the 80 mm tray of a computer's CD-ROM drive. They are playable in most tray computer CD drives; however do not work in slot-loading drives. Despite the ability to include dynamic presentations and a great deal of data, these discs are not in common use as business cards.



 

Taking a look at the transformation the basic purpose of visiting cards has taken place right from a piece of card to the CD format is just amazing and I am loving in it. I know that it is easy to locate anything using the web but do visiting cards still hold the same importance? With a visiting card it becomes easy even if you have the web available to you all the time, you can't possibly remember everything?

 

Card speaks for your brand name. You cannot always be professional while using your social media profile.

 

It is very much necessary when you meet your potential customer to pass on your business card to him/her, as a matter of fact no matter what your company has achieved over years the prospect won't be able to remember all that you have said along with your company info hence a card.  

 

With your card being available with them you can at least assure that they might contact sooner or later for work related purposes. Card serves as a platform wherever you go you'll have it with you and readily available for your prospective consumer.

 

However, be sure, he will call you some day if you hand him your card. You cannot carry your social media account with you. What you can carry is a visiting card! Your card serves as an advertising platform in itself.

 

 

Today business cards are an opportunity to say something about your company. Think of business cards less as information tools and more along the lines of club flyers.

A good business card printer today knows and values the opportunity a well designed business card provides. Don't let your business get left behind with those bland boring cards of yesterday. Today's business cards provide you with a better chance than ever before at doing just that.

 No matter what happens visiting cards can stay for years together no matter even if your contacts online or in your mail account gets deleted the visiting card is still there with professionals. Although the visiting card seems to be old but remember old is gold.

People reinvent the old methods and techniques giving it a new name. No one says it but yes people still continue with the old method of sharing of cards during seminars and conferences or meetings too. Even you might have shared your card or received cards of other professionals in a company. What do you feel is the traditional method of gaining and creating contact the apt method or the social media way of creating and increasing the number of your contacts and gaining popularity and fame.

 

 

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