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Ultimately, we end up feeling overwhelmed by the number of cards we have, and not being able to effectively manage them. Finally, it must be highlighted that the importance and value of business cards is not what they used to be. Traditionally, a business card would be considered evidence of you expanding the reach of your network, especially if the owner of the card is a new connection. However, these days, we tend to build and track our network of contacts online, through platforms such as LinkedIn, which to a considerable degree has obviated the need for business cards.
Additionally, due to the growing importance and impact of LinkedIn — even in the Caribbean — generally people seem to be making an effort to keep their profiles current.
We thus have a means of not only remaining connected to individuals, but also to be aware of changes in their professional status, which are occurring more frequently now than before. In summary, although the points made by the writer advocating in favour business cards might still have some truth to them, technology and the demands of the workplace, have caused our attitude and how we interact with others to change, which were not reflected in the arguments made. At this point, the physical business card is becoming a sentimental marker, especially since a digital business card, or even your professional profile, can easily be shared with others.
Hence, although it may still be useful to have physical business cards, it even more crucial that your digital profile is well established, managed, and packaged in manner that allows you to make the connections you need. Michele Marius has a wealth of experience in the telecoms and ICT space, which has been gained in the Caribbean, Southeast Asia and the South Pacific, and in the public and private sectors.
Great rebuttal to a compelling presentation in the Tribune! I am on the fence. However, the narrative in the Tribune article suffered a slight dip in that the tenor has an undercurrent of the author attempting to market themselves and their trade. Kamutula, I did note that as well.
Had the writer tried to be a bit more balanced in her arguments, I might have taken issue with the article in the first place! View All Events. Initial costs to create a business card can be expensive One of the arguments made by the writer was that business cards are relatively inexpensive to print, and so are a cost-effective marketing tool for small businesses on a tight budget.
Cards get lost or just collect dust For those of us who have or have had stacks or books of business cards for those we have collected over the years, the truth is that they tend get forgotten on a shelf or in the back of a drawer. Thanks to digital alternatives, business cards are becoming less important Finally, it must be highlighted that the importance and value of business cards is not what they used to be.
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