On Wednesday I was at the Bristol a4uexpo Road Show and had a really great time, it was like an event of old! However it was lacking a bit on Affiliate attendance so you can’t have it every way, however the people that did turn up and stayed the course until the early hours. I had a great time, made loads of new contacts and re-established old ones and I even seen a few people in a new (better) light!
Now what was interesting is that very few business cards changed hands, but is that a bad thing? Well I am sure a few people sent by their bosses will be asked so how many cards did you get? Well the new way to reply is, I only got 1, 2 or 3 cards but I am now tagged on Facebook, I can remember everyone I met, they are adding me as a new Facebook contact or have requested me to be added to theirs. It may look like I am very drunk, dancing away, spending your entertainment budget, I am in fact an amazingly great networker who might not have got the traditional business card but I have something better than that-a solid contact that I know on a personal level (well as personal as you can get while taking rubbish drunk).
So all you network and merchant staff that need to justify your expenditure send your boss to this blog post, educate them in how the Internet has change the Business Card for good!