Business Card Etiquette Can Save the Day

Sheila Viesca Business Card
Etiquette applies in social and business scenarios where one projects himself in a positive light to win business and expand his network. Sheila Viesca, TalkShop CEO says, “Even in the simple act of distributing business cards, rules apply and methods can be employed to maximize the benefits.” She shares these tips:

1. Design a professional looking business card that projects your desired image. Make sure that these are kept clean.

2. Never leave home or office without your cards. Have them handy in your wallet, bag, and car. Take stock of supply and order ahead of time.

3. Cards may be carried at a meeting, parties, in conventions, trade shows, trade fairs, and special events.

4. Start a brief conversation. After a quick connection, engage, ask for the other person’s card before, then offer your card, and inform the other person that you wish to keep in touch. Maximize the potential by following through with a thank-you email.

5. Hand a business card using both hands, if the situation allows this. Receive the other party’s card in the same manner.

6. For international events, print your contact details and message in English on one side, and the language of the host country on the other.

7. For large events, qualify before you hand out your cards. Accommodate requests for your card.

8. After talking with people, write down notes on business cards to aid your memory about their details.

9. If you run out of cards, have a pen and paper handy or use your smartphone to jot down contact details and useful information.


“It takes only one wrong move to mar your image and reputation. So take care, even with the minor details,” adds Viesca.

“Good manners have much to do with the emotions. To make them ring true, one must feel them, not merely exhibit them.” -Amy Vanderbilt

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Sheila Viesca, TalkShop CEO and Director of Communication finished her bachelor degree in Literature, masters in Entrepreneurship, and doctorate in Applied Cosmic Anthropology. She designed the Philippines' Language Competency Benchmark for the Department of Education and pioneered Integrated Language Teaching (ILT) in workshop designs and corporate communication training. You can follow her on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, LinkedIN, and Google+


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