There are times when you may want to use business cards at law school, Bar association, continuing legal education or other professional events, as a way to provide contact information to those you meet. Below are some basic guidelines on creating cards and utilizing them.
Using Business Cards Effectively:
How to hand them out?
Be subtle and use business cards sparingly. Lawyers are reserved in handing out their business cards.
Try to request someone else's card before giving yours. Or, wait to give your card until someone offers theirs, or until your contact information is requested.
Keep your cards in one pocket and collected cards in the other pocket.
How to maximize the exchange?
As soon as you leave a networking event, make notes on the back of each card you received. Include relevant information like how and where you met the individual, what you discussed, and any helpful memory cues.
Immediately write a handwritten note following up on the contact.
Save your cards – either physically or electronically with app or scanner – as part of your ongoing professional network development.