I made a HUGE mistake today. I went to a neat panel Q&A with representatives from Denver newspapers, magazines, and television stations. Then, we did a breakout session to talk about our specific needs (sort of). Anyway, it was at the Chamber of Commerce (I didn’t know this beforehand–long story) and there were about 60-70 people there.
How many business cards do you think I had with me? Two! And they didn’t have my new address on them. I had to cross out the old address as I judiciously selected who would get them.
BAD networker I am!
Don’t do as I do. Do as I say. Carry loads of biz cards with you wherever you go. I’m putting more together right now. I may not need them right away, but they’ll be ready.
ALWAYS, ALWAYS be prepared to network. You just never know.
And on the blog (three postings down the page a little).