Wednesday, July 02, 2008

The Business Card Shove

At a networking event this week, after the formal part was done, I was chatting with the woman I had sat next to. While our conversation was not earth-shaking, we were square-on facing each other. All of a sudden another networker interrupted us to give us his card.

Now I tell ya'.

That doesn't get you anywhere with me.

The message this person delivered, was, "I am so important that what you're saying to each other absolutely is beneath me."

Listen up.

People who obnoxiously shove their business cards under my nose are wasting those cards. If they go home at all, they are tossed into the trash.

I know, I know! Someone is going to get on my case about this and say that I should be more gracious.

Maybe so.

Maybe not.

So there.


Jacki Hollywood Brown said...

I agree with you.

The Business Card Shove....if that happens to me I really get the urge to say "Shove it"

Sorry for being rude but they started the rudeness.

Anonymous said...

I have to say I agree with you completely and I print business cards for a living. I recently joined a local networking group and within the first 5 minutes business cards were being exchanged like collectors cards in the school playground. This was then followed by a 2 minute presentation which when it came to my turn most people were surprised when I announced that I was actually a printer with an online internet solution because I hadn't given out a single card. I explained I much prefered to explain a little bit about what we do first and if it is of interest to anyone they were more than welcome to request more information and at the following weeks meeting gave those that were interested a full sample pack.