The Importance of a Business Card

28 11 2009

In PR Publications, our class learned about the importance of a well designed business card.  The card should always represent what the business or organization stands for.

Information that can be included on a business card:

  • Your name
  • Your business/organization’s name
  • Email
  • Phone Number
  • Address

Often times it is helpful to create a card that has a less tradition approach to its design.  Examples such as having a round card rather than a rectangle.  Anything that catches the eye can often make a good impression in professions that involve design.

Here is a link to some interesting business.

One helpful program to help with creating a business card of your own is Adobe InDesign

While the video above (from the movie American Psycho) is obviously a humorous exaggeration on how important a business card is, you should always have one that is eye-pleasing.  In every business situation you should always have a card handy.  Whether you are going to an interview or have met someone in the same field as you, it is always helpful to have one to give to others.  A business card makes a wonderful impression and serves as a remind of who you are, what you do, and who you are affiliated with.

Here are “10 Powerful Networking Tips Using Business Cards” by Carl E. Ried that might aid you in your professional endeavors.

Below is a powerpoint I got from SlideShare that offers helpful hints to creating a “killer” business card.