Always Carry Business Cards
I made a great boo-boo during a recent networking session – I didn’t bring my business cards.
Suffice to say I was crippled without them while interacting with the people present at last week’s Media Maker’s Networking Evening hosted by the Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA) and organised by Kaiiten Communications, and held at Geek Terminal. I also finally had a chance to meet Paddy Tan, the CEO of Bak2U and Blog2U.sg, who also blogged about this event.
I won’t go into the details about the importance of business cards – many people have already written about the topic, such as Carl E. Reid’s “10 Powerful Networking Tips Using Business Cards“, Entrepreneur.com‘s “The Ten Commandments of Networking” (I broke the 1st commandment ><), or Justaguything.com‘s “Powerful Networking Through Business Card Etiquette“.
PS: It was fairly evident during the event that a certain schism exists between traditional media makers – productions houses and the like – and the new media i.e. bloggers, podcasters and other digital “riffraff”. Both separated into their own groups and hardly interacted with the other.
Daniel Goh is the founder and chief editor of Young | Upstarts, as well as an F&B entrepreneur. Daniel has a background in public relations, and is interested in issues in entrepreneurship, small business, marketing, public relations and the online space. He can be reached at daniel [at] youngupstarts [dot] com.