Being a student meeting guest speakers, traveling to events trying to build contacts. Im always reminded that ‘Its not what you know, its who you know in the industry’. But building this relationship and getting the contact through this old system of business cards.
These credit card shaped objects are a little old school. This is because its easy and simple just hand over a card and theres my information. But whats cons with this, you still have to type it out and add the contact manually. Also you could loose the card easily, drop it in the street that information is out in the public.
So what can be done? Simple us of secure data transfer simple and quick. Bump is an app for Iphone and Android that lets people share photos, files and contacts most importantly. If this app became more publicly mainstream, people at events could easily share contacts within seconds.
But if you like the old school business cards, check out some of these really initiative business cards. Warning! may question your own business cards ability to show your creativity. Here
How about another app ‘CamCard‘ this app lets you take a photo of the business card and it will add it to your address book. Also with cloud sync compatibility, these means no chance of loosing it with online backups. Worth a little look if you have an smartphone.