Who’s counting cards?

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Who’s counting cards?

By Joanie Buettgen

Copyright 2010

Have you ever overdone a new concept? In today’s world, we have many social networking sites and events. Some involve a plane, some a car, some a local coffee shop. After attending these get-togethers, I’m always amazed at my collection of business cards that I’ve accumulated in this fast paced process.

Now, my assortment of 2 x 2’s has turned into an obsession.

As I look at my stash of cards, I wonder about the person who designed them. Did they take the easy way out and have an amateur try to catch their spirit?

Or, did they take the time to find their personality and business qualities and capture them on paper.

In the last ten months, I have been to a ton of different networking groups and workshops. They can be a challenge, exhausting, and just plain fun.

The experts tell us that 90 percent of jobs are acquired by this networking approach, and ten percent are found on the Internet.

These are quite interesting facts.

The national TV ads state “We must connect and stay connected to our network.” Many of us try to engage in this approach but sometimes I just want to unplug.

So, what do I do with my stack of little “2” x 2s”? At our house, the stack has taken refuge on my desk. Eventually I’ll deal with them. 

Published: Minnesota Moments Magazine, Carver County Historical Society, Kansas City BBQ Society, Carver County News, and the National Barn Alliance.

Memberships: National Society of Newspaper Columnists, Toastmaster’s, Minnesota Newspaper Association, Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop attendee.

Social Networking: Blog:https://joanie19.wordpress.com, http://twitter.com/joaniebuettgen, www.linkedin/com/in/joaniebuettgen.

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6 responses »

  1. Good job and good luck.

    My problem is that I collect the cards in a card holder (no filing system, of course – topic/name who needs it?) until it overflows then I toss the ones that I don’t remember or are no longer relevant.

    I’m looking forward to reconnecting.

  2. We had a networking session at work last week. We were supposed to introduce ourselves to 3 new people (I did that only because we sat at the same table), give our cards to 2 people (I gave out 1) and schedule lunch with someone else. Forget it! My lunchtime is MY time! Joanne

  3. We had a networking session at work last week. We were supposed to introduce ourselves to 3 new people (I did that only because we sat at the same table), give our cards to 2 people (I gave out 1) and schedule lunch with someone else. Forget it! My lunchtime is MY time!

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