Remember to Rock XBiz LA: Business Card Tricks

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Today's Lesson written on a black board with a sexy teacher standing next to the text

Friday we talked about how to keep your focus. Now let’s talk about how to remember every person you meet. At Xbiz you will meet so many people, and have so many different conversations, it would be amazing if you can recall them all.  Here are some tricks to help keep your conversations clear in your head.

  1. Collect Business Cards

    Ask for them.  Get as many as you can. Do not try to remember who they are, and who they are with, and think that you’ll just look it up later. If someone does not offer their card, be sure to request one.  If they don’t have one, give them one of yours, or ask them to write their information on a scrap of paper or the back of another card.

  2. Give your card to everyone

    Give it to every person you meet. You never know who might be a great connection for you.  Bring more cards than think you will need, and hand them out like candy!

  3. Call me!

    If someone wants you to send them information, or wishes to talk to you more in depth about something, ask them to email you later. Request that they mention what you are discussing in the subject line. It might feel awkward to do this, but they won’t mind.  Plus it gives them an easy intro to connect with you via email.

  4. Take Notes

    When someone gives you their card, make notes of the conversation as soon as you’ve finished it. If the conversation is generic, then make a note of what the person looks like. This will refresh your memory when you follow-up with them later.

Trust me when I tell you that you’ll be happy you did this.  Every time I have a conversation at a conference, I am convinced I will remember. But after I have 200 conversations (and my day is not yet over) they start to blur together. These little tricks will help you tease them out of the masses of information you’ve processed when the day is done.

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