5 rules to smart business card etiquette – Personality Development Video

5 rules to smart business card etiquette – Personality Development Video

Hey friends it’s me Niharika and welcome
to Skillopedia. The place to learn skills for the real world. Well, recently I attended
a conference and I met many professionals from different organizations. And guess what?
I was amazed to see the way these people handed out their business cards, so unprofessional.
Well, yes there is something as Business card Etiquette and that’s what we are gonna learn
in today’s session, because one wrong move can jeopardize your professional image, so
why to mess it up. In this session you will learn some tips to give out your business
cards professionally. The very first thing that you need to keep in mind, when it comes to business card etiquette is stop giving excuses. It is so unprofessional when you
end up telling the other person that, Ooops! I forgot the card or you end up saying that,
it’s gone for printing or that was the last one that I had with me, so unprofessional.
Always make sure to carry your cards before leaving your house or your workplace. And
not just few of them plenty of them. Because business card etiquette dictates you to carry
your cards even when there’s little chance of someone asking you for them. So make sure
to carry your cards always. The second important point that you need to keep in mind is keep your card safe. When I say that keep your card safe, it means that you need to protect
your card in all the wear and tear by keeping them in a business card case. Now imagine
if someone gives you a card which is totally crumpled, something like this, okay here is
my card for you, it’s so crumpled. Is that professional? Definitely not, gives such a
bad impression. Would you like to receive a crumpled card? No, so you have to make sure
to protect your cards well. Also you should always know that where are your cards kept,
so someone asks you for your card and imagine yourself searching for it in every pocket.
Well, where is the card? Oh is it here? Let me see is it here? That makes no sense; you
can’t have the other person waiting for you, while you are searching for the card.
You should know where you have kept your cards. And it’s important for you to get a business
card case and keep your cards safely. The next thing that you need to keep in mind,
when it comes to business card etiquette is do not distribute. When I say do not distribute,
it means that do not distribute your business cards like the way you would distribute sweets
on your birthday. Well, your card has some value. You cannot distribute it like some
business flyer; it’s your professional image that shows on your business card. So just
because you are attending a business event, doesn’t mean that you keep giving your cards
to every person that you meet. That is so unprofessional. Always give it when you’re
asked for, especially when you are having a conversation with a senior. Let that senior
person initiate the exchange of cards, so let that senior person ask you for your card
and then you can go ahead and hand it out to him or her. Now if you are the person,
who is interested in contacting the person that you are chatting with, then you can go
ahead and ask for their cards. But please do make sure that do not distribute your cards everywhere. It’s time for the next thing. The way you give your card and the way you
receive someone’s card. So someone asks you for a card at a business event, how would
you give the card? You use your right hand. The hand of discretion. Now someone is asking
for the card, this is the way you will give him or her your card with your right hand,
so this is my card for you. Now there’s another way of giving out the card. You can
use both your hands. In order to show respect or if you are giving out your card to a senior
person then you can use both your hands to give the card. Something like this, here’s
my card for you. I’m using both my hands, so either you can use your right hand or you
can use both your hands in order to show respect, when you are giving your business card. Another
thing that you need to make a note of is when you are giving your card make sure to give
it in such a way that the person who’s receiving it, doesn’t have to turn it around to read
it. And then if you are the one who is receiving someone’s card, compliment have a look at
the logo or maybe the business name if it’s really catchy. You can compliment by saying,
Hey that’s a nice card or what a nice logo you have, so this is the way you will give
and receive a business cards. The last tip that I have for you of business card etiquette is to keep your card simple and updated. Now when I say to keep your card simple, it doesn’t
mean that you have to keep it very simple. It just has to look professional. You cannot
end up having glossy cards or glittery cards, unless you’re representing a disco tech.
Also the font size of your card should be just perfect, very readable. Do not have very
small font, wherein people end up trying to get into the card and read it or do not have
real big font, which doesn’t look professional at all. So have readable font size on your
card and always make sure to keep your card updated. Now when I say it’s important for
you to keep your card updated, it means all the contact information should be just correct.
Say for example, if you have a change in your contact information, there are people that
I have come across, who end up crossing it off and writing the new contact information
on the very same card. That’s so unprofessional. If you have any contact information that is
changed, please go ahead and get new cards printed. Also another thing that you need
to make sure of is need not have fancy email addresses. For example, [email protected],
How does that sound to you? Funny or something like, [email protected] ,Disastress,
so please have decent and professional email ids, because that should look professional.
Your business card is your professional image so people following these business card etiquette
is just another way to polish your business skills. So the next time you are networking
with people make sure you have these tips in mind. And please do subscribe to our channel
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Comments (94)

  1. great video..very helpful

  2. it was very important. thank u niharika

  3. Thanks your valuable information

  4. thank you for precious info

  5. thaks for videos. it really helping me to learn a lot

  6. Amazing thankyou for sharing…..!!

  7. Thanks your valuable really helping me to learn a lot. u niharika

  8. 02 nor only keep you cards safe but also HANDY on a Business Card Holder.

  9. Thanks indeed for your important information. Take care.

  10. You just have a new subscriber, ¡you very interesting woman! Thanks.

  11. Host is very cute..!!

  12. I love your examples about email, funny

  13. Thanks for your classes. You were the one needed for that time!

  14. you are a vivacious lady. thanks for relevant information..

  15. Tank s for it video !!!! This girl is a pretty girl!!! nice!!!

  16. Niharika u have a outstanding presentation capability, stunning look……..Ur vocal, ur expression , ur sense of dress code ur nice and fluent English speaking ability , ur smile throughout d class, all r very attractive and cuts heart………..I had been looking for you since i first watched ur presentation about "how to speak effectively over the phone " Seriously neharika having finished ur that task still ur sounds plays subconsciously in my memory……… u r really swimming there………….
    how beautiful a girl can be…… haunting her everything…………………….

  17. "do not distribute" what about giving your business cards to local businesses to distribute the cards?

  18. now I know not to include the word horny in my email lol

  19. hey too good…..keep uploading more videos..i would like too see more.

  20. please speak fast.
    very slow you are, we don't have much time to sit whole day to listen you.
    please work on it.

  21. Please talk faster it made me click away bye

  22. I just encourage you to keep your style of low speed talking because not everyone can understand English so well , not everyone is native English and you do such a great job just by keeping this pace.

  23. Is this chick sponsored by a case company or something? xD


  25. "Hi friends!!" Lol, super cute.

  26. thank you for your informaton

  27. do you have a boy friend?

  28. thanks a lot for this valuable information and skills

  29. I nearly fell of my chair when she said "[email protected]"

  30. These are great tips. Tfs!

  31. Why is the right hand called the 'hand of discretion'?

  32. totally disagree with your use of the word professional in this presentation .. you got the wrong end of the stick hun

  33. Hi may i ask why I should use my right hand in giving my business card?

  34. What if i'm working in the escort sector? I thought my email was appropriate 😛

  35. nice video great

  36. Nice video, very helpful.
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  37. Haha what a shitty video

  38. Love the tips, stay beautiful – Anthony.

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  40. But what if I was horny tonight ,do I just lie and write "[email protected]" ?? I thought business ethics was everything !!!!

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  42. wow! just amazing tutorial. Appreciated. Thanks for these useful technics.
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  43. I think the most important thing is making the other person feel like a friend and not someone your trying to sell to. Remember there is a way bigger chance they will buy from you if they become friends. Im sure this video will make some people better but for me it probably make me stiff and sound like a robot.

  44. Thanks for this video…//STAY BLESSED

  45. I think it would be amusing to hear you discuss intimacy etiquette. Please view the video and replace the word "card" with "condom"

  46. [email protected]= disastrous? if it is true. You are also disaster , why abuse sex???

  47. Smart people talk slower than most. Concise and clear communication is not possible if one has verbal diarrhea.

  48. Part common sense, part garbage.

  49. Hii dear… You looking so parity

  50. Good information.

  51. I love your tutorial and you

  52. you are fine actor. and beautiful girl

  53. Thank you for giving us the valuable knowledge.


  55. excellent ideas given by you ma'am… thanks a lot👍

  56. Why d fuck are u faking a smile so much??

  57. u mean to say even if the card is shitty … we stil say .. hey.. that's an amazing card..

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  60. "" cant beleive she hit us with that lol

  61. Doesn't giving card by both hands looks stupid? Just like Maharaja handing over sword to his Soldier.

  62. Love your communication skils


  64. you're so beautiful

  65. I think the best part was the lack of thought that went into using a white crumpled business card on a white crumpled shirt!

  66. What is this, Japan? Too parsimonious to hand out the cards. Also, too many ads.

  67. Nice video. Thanks for sharing Business Cards Etiquettes. This information proves very useful for us while making set-up templates of custom square business cards for our valuable customers. Keep sharing stuff like this.
    We can share these amazing tips with our customers of along with quality business cards. This gonna help them in the future.

  68. Speechless…….

  69. Speed 2x

    You're welcome

  70. 3:40 seconds..i'm going to be an old man by the end…bye

  71. Uhhh Google!! Why is there no 4x?

  72. Thank you for help it really good job and helpful my business card thank you so much again…

  73. Well talking, well speach, easy for slow learner, very very impressive

  74. A man's gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men. So Stop acting desperate and start using your gift!!!

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  76. Thank you for sharing these valuable points. I'm attending a business event tomorrow and these points will be helpful.

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