If you are at a conference or meetup, Folocard has got you covered if you find yourself in one of these situations;
- You have no business card
- Someone you met is ‘out of business cards’
- Both of you have no business cards
When you don’t have a business card, this is not the end of the world. Many networking gurus have chimed in on this scenario in the past. The main advice they chant is that first impressions count and that interesting new contacts will do the leg work to accommodate your ‘networking mistake’. This can be as simple as allowing someone the time to write down your email or shoot a quick blank email.
I don’t have a business card
But, back to first impressions. What if you turn that ‘mistake’ into an opportunity? What if, instead of politely requesting the other person to manually type on his/her device or squabble to find a pen to jot down details, you:
- Ask them for a business card,
- Click once (confirm the OCR – eye check)
- Send the email (that has been composed for you)
- Ask them to check their email…
What a refreshing change and certainly a way to leave an lasting impression.
S/He doesn’t have a business card!
Well, Folocard has got you covered. Try a long press on the camera icon (what usually launches the business card scanning step), instead launches a super simple ‘enter an email’ address field, you can type in, or hand over your device to that special someone to do the honors.
What if we both don’t have business cards?
Well, you both likely have smartphones. One of you can use Folocard. While the other asks how you ‘did that thing with the email so fast’…just don’t lose track of what you were talking about originally.