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.
More about business cards.
And on the blog (three postings down the page a little).