If you are a working person, you probably have a few card books of your own lying around your office. You might receive a lot more cards than you’ve stored in them though. Think about the last time someone handed you their visiting card and what you did with it? Did you ask for it or was it just handed to you? Did you pocket it and forget about it or did it make it to your card book?
If you were the one who asked the person for their card by yourself then there’s a greater chance that it ended up in your card book. However, if you’ve ever kept a card that you haven’t asked for then there was something about the card or the person who handed it to you that gave it value in your eyes – think about what that something was.
Why are we asking you to do this? Well, let’s put it this way, if there’s a way to make your cards come across as more valuable, they’re less likely to get tossed out when you hand them to someone you intent to do business with. There are many ways to do this actually; you could take someone out to coffee and discuss your work with them before handing your card. However, that would be an ideal situation. In the real world, you won’t get too much time to make an impression on the other person.
If you get your cards made from Metal Kards, you can make an impression on the other person in a matter of seconds and make sure that your visiting card ends up in their card book so that they can reach out to you later when they need to.