Archive for December, 2007

Change on the cards

Tuesday, December 18th, 2007

Well I’m going to be moving on again shortly, somewhat to my surprise, but having been made an offer I couldn’t refuse. So, to end the year on a lighter note, here’s a tip I’ve picked for up the next time you exchange business cards.

Having been fortunate enough to be invited to my new employer’s worldwide Sales kick-off event in Miami, I was able to enjoy the proceedings hosted by a well regarded business coach. Along with advice on how long to prolong a hand shake (“two shakes then release!”), he also recommended a more Jananese-esque approach to accepting a business card. Rather than simply taking the card and slipping it into a pocket, we were advised, study it for a few moments and try and find something notable on which to comment.

So, should we ever meet and exchange business cards, and I remark on the fact that your phone number has a seven in it, don’t blame me. It’s the training!

Merry Christmas and all the best for 2008.