Business Card Etiquette – How to Give and Receive Business Cards

A business card is a singularly powerful tool for self-advertisement. If lets you market yourself to a very wide audience without the hassle and prohibitive cost of newspaper advertising.

When you have business cards printed in bulk, however, be sure to get yourself a business card case. It's crass to distribute your business card without putting them in a business card case first.

How to Distribute Your Business Card

Is there a right way to distribute a business card? Is there a wrong way of doing the same? The answer to both questions is yes. In distributing business cards, there is a right way and a wrong way. There is no right way of doing it the wrong way.

The Wrong Way: Distributing your business card as if you are dealing playing cards.

The Right Way: Never pass out business cards like you would pass around sheets of paper or playing cards. Keep them in a business card case. Additionally, present them in such a way that the recipient can read them right side up.

As the recipient takes a card from your business card case, make an effort to keep up polite chatter. If, on the other hand, you are the recipient of the card, comment as you take the card out of the business card case. Then, subtly, put it in your pocket.

When networking, remember to keep your business card case inside a pocket you can easily reach. It is not seemly to have to rummage for your cards while exchanging banters with high-ranking executives.

Keeping Up Appearances

Your business card is your advertisement. It should, thus, be representative of the image you are trying to get across. So, make sure they are never creased, wrinkled, dirty, or scribbled upon. To help your cards remain spotless and crisp, keep them inside a business card case.

Tips for Cross-Cultural Card-Giving

1. When traveling abroad, have your information printed in English on one side and in the language of the country you're visiting on the other.

2. When giving out business cards in Asia, remember to use two hands to give and receive cards. Be sure to put the card that you receive on the tabletop, at least until the meeting ends. After the meeting, put the business cards you received inside a portfolio or a business card case.

3. If you ask someone for a business card, offer yours in return. The same rule applies for times when it is you who does the asking.

The act of exchanging business cards is as important as a handshake. After all, when you exchange business cards with someone, you trade not just contact information. You exchange the possibility of a future with each other in it. Do it with style. …

A business card is a singularly powerful tool for self-advertisement. If lets you market yourself to a very wide audience without the hassle and prohibitive cost of newspaper advertising.

When you have business cards printed in bulk, however, be sure to get yourself a business card case. It's crass to distribute your business card without putting them in a business card case first.

How to Distribute Your Business Card

Is there a right way to distribute a business card? Is there a wrong way of doing the same? The answer to both questions is yes. In distributing business cards, there is a right way and a wrong way. There is no right way of doing it the wrong way.

The Wrong Way: Distributing your business card as if you are dealing playing cards.

The Right Way: Never pass out business cards like you would pass around sheets of paper or playing cards. Keep them in a business card case. Additionally, present them in such a way that the recipient can read them right side up.

As the recipient takes a card from your business card case, make an effort to keep up polite chatter. If, on the other hand, you are the recipient of the card, comment as you take the card out of the business card case. Then, subtly, put it in your pocket.

When networking, remember to keep your business card case inside a pocket you can easily reach. It is not seemly to have to rummage for your cards while exchanging banters with high-ranking executives.

Keeping Up Appearances

Your business card is your advertisement. It should, thus, be representative of the image you are trying to get across. So, make sure they are never creased, wrinkled, dirty, or scribbled upon. To help your cards remain spotless and crisp, keep them inside a business card case.

Tips for Cross-Cultural Card-Giving

1. When traveling abroad, have your information printed in English on one side and in the language of the country you're visiting on the other.

2. When giving out business cards in Asia, remember to use two hands to give and receive cards. Be sure to put the card that you receive on the tabletop, at least until the meeting ends. After the meeting, put the business cards you received inside a portfolio or a business card case.

3. If you ask someone for a business card, offer yours in return. The same rule applies for times when it is you who does the asking.

The act of exchanging business cards is as important as a handshake. After all, when you exchange business cards with someone, you trade not just contact information. You exchange the possibility of a future with each other in it. Do it with style. …

Business Card Cases and 101 Ways to Catch The Public Eye

One of the innovations of advertising was initiated by the Kendall Refining Company when it bought hundreds of Zippo lighters and had the company logo engraved on the lighters’ outer casing. Soon others picked up the concept. The same strategy is used with the contemporary business card cases. However, there are more ways to use this tactic and project a dynamic corporate or business image.

Catch the Public Eye

If you are one of those business people ever on the alert for advertising opportunities, you understand the value of marketing strategies that won’t cost much but will work effectively on the long term. It is not unusual to have business cards in your business card cases – business cards support your advertising campaigns.

The business world is now occupied by younger people and their tastes veer toward the trendy and the novel. Leather and chrome business card cases come in different designs to suit every taste, so these are ideal corporate gifts for patrons and business associates in this category.

Giving away designer business card cases is a smart move to woo more patrons and make your presence felt in a highly competitive market. But do not limit yourself to this type of corporate or business gift. There are other ways to catch the public eye and interest.

How to Survive Advertising Contests

As the business owner, you know your target market. Your advertising should appeal to homemakers if it’s a product geared for household use. If it’s an automotive accessory, it should appeal to all vehicle owners, and so on.

Effective print and online advertising must be visually appealing and contain the necessary information about the business. Hence, everything you give away as business gifts should have these elements.

If you are a small business owner, you can maximize your limited advertising fund by talking to small shop owners – from the butcher to the baker – to give out your business cards to the neighborhood shoppers. You can sweeten the deal with cash and business card cases for their personal use.

Call up local radio stations sponsoring competitions and offer to give a prize – in exchange for free publicity. The popular the radio program, the better for your business because you can reach out to a wider market in your locality.

When marketing a product, make sure you emphasize the product’s value in solving a problem. When people shop for a knife, they don’t look for a multi-purpose knife; they’re looking for one that solves a specific problem. You should be able to make it more sellable than the competition.

Eye Catching Business Gifts

Your year-end business gifts should not be items that will stay inside the bag all the time. Choose gifts that the recipient has to use in public areas. Give business card cases, money clips, and pens. These are not expensive items and can fit into your budget. What’s more, these items are eye-catching.

Business card cases, money clips, and wallets engraved with your …

Tips For the Business Card Holder

The origin of business cards
The business cards you carry in your pocket today evolved from visiting cards that go back as far as the 17th century. During the 18th and 19th centuries, a visiting card would be given to a servant at the door and carried to the lady or master of the house on a silver platter. Thus avoiding Chinese whispers "this king bloke at the door would that be Mr King the Baker or his Royal Highness George IV" and providing the ability to be out to people trying to save you money on your gas and electricity supply. If no one was at home the card would be left to say who had called, thus avoiding the need for teenagers to take and forget a message.

Why do you need them
Whilst no longer carried around on silver platters, even in today's electronic world, business cards are still an essential tool for any serious businessman or trades person. We still expect to be able to ask for a business card and phrases like "I've just changed jobs and have not got the new ones printed yet" do not leave one with a warm feeling about the organisational ability of a potential new supplier. If you do not intend to have business cards, think of your response now to a potential customer requesting one, would you be delighted to hear this response from a potential supplier? If so, stop reading now and find a more useful way to spend your time.

Glad to see your still with us, now before rushing off to your nearest printer for an urgent run of business cards give a little thought to how they will be used and what is the best design for you and your company rather than what's the most convenient design for the printer.

How will you use them
Many organisations use business cards as an advertising medium. Plumbers frequently ask their favourite builders merchant to keep a supply of their cards on the counter in a suitable business card dispenser. On the third visit for parts, even the most diehard DIY'er consider screaming for help. If you're likely to use your cards in this way, keep in mind they may end up in a multi pocket business card stand with only the top part of the card visible, keep this in mind when designing the layout.

Taxi firms place a plastic business card holder full of cards in pubs or restaurants to encourage people to get a ride home instead of walking. When out and about in the evening, you're more likely to have a wallet or purse with you than a desktop card holder, so the smart taxi firm would have cards about the same size as a credit card. Slightly smaller than the standard but much more likely to be carried around and be easily to hand when needed in the future.

If you're an oven cleaner, consider cards made as fridge magnets. Magnetic …

Top Fashion Books

Doing research on fashions and fashion trends involves much more than just reading a few blog posts or magazines on the subject. Typically, you can find a huge variety of excellent books on the subject of men's clothing fashions by searching Amazon.com. In fact, you will find 13,218 results for "men's fashion."

Though we are bespoke tailors and not literary critics we are well read in our field. We are listing the following fashion books as the top 5 sellers and we feel that they are must-reads for the novice who wants to learn more about the men's fashion.

1) Details Men's Style Manual: The Ultimate Guide for Making Your Clothes Work for You by Daniel Peres – this is one of the most sophisticated guides for creating the ideal men's wardrobe. The publication offers you advice on dressing from head-to-toe, especially when it comes to choosing the proper fit, a classic look, and the latest style. No "dress-up" situation is left untouched whether it's the big boardroom meeting or a casual weekend evening out dancing and dining. This is a must-read for those men who want to catch up on the fashion industry and afford themselves a better look.

2) The Men's Fashion Reader by Peter McNeil and Vicki Karaminas – the book covers the culture, history, and identity of men's fashions as well as providing need-to-know information on methods of approaching the issue, research and development of different style trends , and related case studies. Other themes such as fashion history, the media, subcultures, and fashion theories are also covered. Additionally, every section concludes in annotated fashion with recommendations on further related reading.

3) Men's Style: The Thinking Man's Guide to Dress by Russell Smith – this witty yet informative guide to men's fashions provides excellent illustrations and suggestions regarding male attire. Topics such as purchasing dress watches, selecting tweed garments, and tucking in your shirt are covered in this excellent fashion guide. This is the consummate guide for elegant men as well as the ultimate cultural survey of men's fashion trends.

4) Men's Fashion Illustrations from the Turn of the Century (Dover Pictorial Archive Series) by Jon. J. Mitchell Co. and Jean L. Druesedow – a little bit of history regarding clothing styles of the early 1900's. The book also discusses accessories such as canes, gloves, spats. Whether it's checked and striped business suits, elegant formal wear, fur-trimmed trench coats, or sporty jackets and knickers, you're apt to find content about it in this book.

5) Men's Fashion: The Complete Sourcebook by John Peacock – fashion styles and trends are documented by this former BBC designer. If you consider yourself to be somewhat fashion-challenged, this is the book for you. In the way Everything of men's clothing styles and fashion trends from the French Revolution to the present day are On detailed in this book. Descriptive content, illustrations, and pictures are used to as well in this historical documentary. …

Real Estate Properties in Astrology

Real estate property is an immovable property refers to land, fixture and appurtenances or anything permanent in nature like structures, tress, minerals, and the interest, benefits, and inherent rights.

Generally real estate properties include

  • Vacant land

Farm and ranch

  • Residential properties

   Different types of homes, including condominiums, separate homes, duplexes, high value homes, vacations homes, etc.

  • Commercial properties

Commercial property can be empty land zoned for commercial use, or an existing business building or buildings.

Factors responsible for having real estate properties

  • 4th house/lord: represents home and property related matters.
  • Mars and Saturn: are main significator planets of property and home related matters.
  • Venus: represents luxuries and valuable things.  

 Different combination for having real estate properties

  • Lord of 4th house is in exaltation/own sign/friendly sign/associated or aspected by benefice, indicates the surplus real estate property of the native.
  • Lord of 4th posited in 10th and 10th lord is posited in 4th house, aspected by Mars or having a strong Mars in the horoscope denotes surplus real estate property.
  • Lord of 4th is posited in 4th house and aspected by a benefice indicates the native will have surplus of land and excess of houses, which will fill his life with joy and happiness.
  • Lords of 4th and 9th placed in 11th and aspected by benefice, native will be the owner of lands and many houses.
  • Lord of 4th and Jupiter placed together in quadrant indicate excess of land and houses.
  • Sign of house/Lord of 4th is of moveable nature indicates the native will have multiple real estate properties in many places.
  • Lord of 4th posited in 2nd/11th indicates the native will get excess of land property.
  • Lords of ascendant, 3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th, 9th and 12th are with the lord of 5th indicates the native will have high quality mine land. 
  • Lord of ascendant is placed in 2nd, and lord of 2nd is placed in 11th and the lord of 11th is posited in ascendant, indicates the ownership of mining property.
  • Lords of 4th and11th exchange their houses; the native will get unexpected property.
  • Lord of 4th and 9th posited in 11th house and lord of 2nd placed in 10th house; indicate the sudden gain of real estate properties.

Denial of real estate property in horoscope

  • Lord of 4th is debilited/set/inimical placed/associated or aspected with malefic/hammed between malefic planets, indicate absence or loss of real estate properties.
  • Mars is debilited/set/inimically placed/associated or aspected by malefic, indicates absence of real estate property.

BY

GEETA JHA [SPIRITUAL HEALER]

INDIA…

The Invisible Women of the Great Depression

During the Great Depression, women made up 25% of the work force, but their jobs were more unstable, temporary or seasonal then men, and the unemployment rate was much greater. There was also a decided bias and cultural view that “women didn’t work” and in fact many who were employed full time often called themselves “homemakers.” Neither men in the workforce, the unions, nor any branch of government were ready to accept the reality of working women, and this bias caused females intense hardship during the Great Depression.

The 1930’s was particularly hard on single, divorced or widowed women, but it was harder still on women who weren’t White. Women of color had to overcome both sexual and racial stereotyping. Black women in the North suffered an astounding 42.9% unemployment, while 23.2%. of White women were without work according to the 1937 census. In the South, both Black and White women were equally unemployed at 26%. In contrast, the unemployment rate for Black and White men in the North (38.9%/18.1%) and South (18%/16% respectively) were also lower than female counterparts.

The financial situation in Harlem was bleak even before the Great Depression. But afterward, the emerging Black working class in the North was decimated by wholesale layoffs of Black industrial workers. To be Black and a woman alone, made keeping a job or finding another one nearly impossible. The racial work hierarchy replaced Black women in waitressing or domestic work, with White women, now desperate for work, and willing to take steep wage cuts.

Survival Entrepreneurs

At the start of the Depression, while one study found that homeless women were most likely factory and service workers, domestics, garment workers, waitresses and beauticians; another suggested that the beauty industry was a major source of income for Black women. These women, later known as “survivalist entrepreneurs,” became self-employed in response to a desperate need to find an independent means of livelihood.”

Replaced by White women in more traditional domestic work as cooks, maids, nurses, and laundresses, even skilled and educated Black women were so hopeless, ”that they actually offered their services at the so-called ‘slave markets’-street corners where Negro women congregated to await White housewives who came daily to take their pick and bid wages down” (Boyd, 2000 citing Drake and Cayton, 1945/1962:246). Moreover, the home domestic service was very difficult, if not impossible, to coordinate with family responsibilities, as the domestic servant was usually on call ”around the clock” and was subject to the ”arbitrary power of individual employers.”



Inn Keepers and Hairdressers


Two occupations were sought out by Black women, in order to address both the need for income (or barter items) and their domestic responsibilities in northern cities during the Great Depression: (1) boarding house and lodging house keeping; and (2) hairdressing and beauty culture.

During the “Great Migration” of 1915-1930, thousands of Blacks from the South, mostly young, single men, streamed into Northern cities, looking for places to stay temporarily while they searched for housing and jobs. Housing …

Entrepreneurial Dissociative Identity Disorder

DID, better known as Split Personality Disorder. The term conjures up thoughts of Law and Order SVU episodes depicting maniac serial killers and the likes. Perhaps from now on when you hear the term you should think of…..

me?

You see, when I spend time reflecting on issues in my life and problems that I face. The biggest, most serious, most difficult to fix problems all stem from the same source. A source that I feel can best be described as Entrepreneurial DID. While it is not exclusive to those who call themselves entrepreneurs, it does seem to be more visible in them than in others. Hence the tag of Entrepreneurial DID.

So what does it mean?

I will use myself as a case study and explore some examples in my life. Warning: I have not figured out everything to know about the different psychological patterns humans face. I only am aware of what I have found to be true from my experience. I offer here what I have discovered that works to control and harness this condition.

#1. Definition

Entrepreneurial Dissociative Identity Disorder is the manifestation of different personality traits in a person. These many different traits group together and come to form different personalities in each of us.

What is important to know:

Only one personality can be in control at any given time.

The ability to quickly transfer power from one personality to the other is of vital importance to your success.

It is important to be blunt and objective with yourself about what personality you want to rule.

So, a case study of Jordan on his EDID.

Part one: Who am I and what are my personalities?

I am a 19 year old entrepreneur. I am interested in real estate, girls, income, writing, poker, self improvement, religion, the beach, travel, and happiness. I am also a person who has trouble describing themselves when asked.

What are my personalities:

#1. The Entrepreneur: This personality looks to turn everything into an opportunity. No time should be wasted, everything I do should make me money, I have no limits. These are just a few of the personality traits and mindsets that this personality adheres to. This personality is uncomfortable when it is not moving forward. It constantly creates new ideas for business’s to be created and how to improve business’s that are already established. This personality is the mastermind and the all powerful. It can not subjugate to other personalities. If it is forced to be controlled it will disappear. This personality can enlist other personalities to do it’s bidding at a moment’s notice. But it can never be ordered around like lesser, weaker personalities. This personality holds all the cards.

#2. The Teacher: This is the side of me that wants to bring others along on my journey. It is the part that believes that other people can be taught to succeed like I am being taught to succeed. The Teacher recognizes that without Teachers he would not …

How to Organize a Travel Wallet?

Travel wallets, as the name suggests, are a category men's wallets that are designed exclusively to cater to your travel needs. No matter you are an occasional or a frequent traveler, a travel wallet enables you to stay organized, thereby helping you to save your time. A travel wallet is relatively big in contrast to ordinary wallets, and comes with an array of compartments and slots to hold your travel-related documents such as passport, ticket, and boarding pass as well as other important information including credit card, ATM card, and driver's license. Travel wallets mostly comprise clear ID slot, credit card slots, compartment for passport and tickets, interior pockets for boarding pass, and compartments to hold bills and coins. As in the case of other men's wallets, a travel wallet is available in a variety of forms, styles, and materials, such as leather wallet and designer wallet. However, a travel wallet may prove beneficial to you only if it is organized in a proper way.

A travel wallet must be organized depending upon the purpose of your travel. For instance, if you are traveling for business or official purposes, organize your business data in one compartment. If you need to carry critical data or information, a security wallet may best suit for your business travel, as it contains in it open pockets, snaps, and enclosures plus adjustable straps that enable you to carry it securely around the waist or neck. Likewise, if you are going to travel for holidaying purposes, then keep all such details as hotel and sightseeing information and guide address and contact address together in your wallet. On the other hand, if you are traveling to join your friends 'or relatives' special occasions, then do not forget to include items such as gift card or gift voucher in your travel wallet.

Let it be for any purpose, a travel wallet must contain in it everything necessary in order to aid for a hassle free traveling. First of all, organize all your travel-related documents such as passport, air tickets, and boarding passes in one compartment. If you are a card user, organize all cards including credit cards, debit cards, and social security cards in one compartment. However, if it is not necessary, then avoid carrying information such as social security card while traveling. Similarly, it is not advisable to carry more than one credit card while traveling. If you use ATM card or credit card, then carry very few amount of money in your wallet. Further, it is recommended to carry a list of emergency contact numbers that include phone numbers of your spouse, children, close friends and relatives, as this would be helpful for volunteers who may assist you in case if some serious issues happen to you in the form of accidents. It would be even better if you maintain a piece of paper containing in it information like medicines that you are allergic to and other important details pertaining to your health like BP and …

Travel Mug Printing

Travel mugs provide an effective way to get your company logo in "the spotlight". As the name suggests people carry these mugs when they travel around. It can be a small journey from home to work or even a long journey to another country. Whatever the case, it means that your brand logo is increasingly exposed at different locations.

So called travel mug printing allows you to showcase your company logo on travel mugs for promotional purpose. The mugs are generally available to be personalised so that you can make sure they fit in your overall promotional campaign. Travel mugs come in a wide range of different shapes, materials and sizes eg stainless steel, plastic and acrylic, double walled combination of plastic and steel etc. Therefore as a company it is essential to conduct a certain amount of research before starting your promotional campaign. Overall travel mugs are long lasting and very durable, they can be carried with you wherever you may go.

You can use travel mug printing for various purposes, whether it is personal, business or promotional. You can get the travel mug printing done with your company logo, own personal picture, floral or geometric designs. You can choose the print as per your liking and preference. A combination of original design and high quality graphic design are bound to put your brand logo in the right light. As stated before the mugs are long-lasting and result in increased reach and exposure at different places due to the travelling.

Many companies use travel mug printing for promotional purposes. Companies can print their company logos and gift these to their clients, customer and business associates. These travel mugs are carried by the people to whom they are gifted to various places and hence the company name is advertised to great extent. The customer or client is reminded of the company many times through the day and this helps to further the business. The travel mug printing allows the companies to present their customers and clients with novel and innovative gifts.

Through travel mug printing, the companies are able to print the logos and necessary brand information on the travel mugs. There are many companies offering the services of travel mug printing and the companies can easily find a number of such travel mug printing companies online. As promotional gifts are ordered in bulk, the travel mug printing works out to be quite the cheaper and affordable option. …

Home Theater Room Design – Get Professional Help

Do you want to design a home theater, but have no clue on where to start? If this sounds like you, you are definitely not alone. There are hundreds of people that want to have a home theater, but are at a loss when it comes to the proper design features. This is where professional interior designers come into play. Home theater room design professionals have seen a boom in business over the past couple of years. Today more than ever before, there are a large number of people that are interested in updating their home.

The room design for your home theater or media room is a lot more important than you may think. Sure, you want it to look good, but in order to take full advantage of the investment you have made in home theater equipment, you need to design it to sound good too.

The placement of your speakers, television and furniture all add to your home theater experience. Sure you want comfy chairs and sofas, but if they are too big to situate them properly, your media experience will suffer. You also need to take into consideration where the speakers will be placed. It is ideal to have a center speaker located in front center of where the "audience" will be sitting, a speaker on the front right and front left as well as speakers behind the seating area. As far as visuals go, you want all the seats in the house to have a great view of your TV so you should design the room with these things in mind.

Even though you do not need a professional to help you design your home theater, you may be better off getting their help; at least during the beginning stages. Many people that try to design their own home theater end up wasting a lot of money on things that they do not need, or things that they could have found somewhere else for less money. When you are working with a professional interior designer, they will supply you with a couple of different ideas, and then you can work with them in order to ensure that you get exactly what you want. The only downside to hiring a professional is that you have to pay for their services. But even though you may have to put out a bit of extra money, you will be ensured of getting a room that is professionally designed.

If you are in need of a top notch home theater room design, you will definitely want to consider hiring a professional. There are hundreds of these professionals just waiting for your business. All you have to do is locate one in your area, and then tell them what you need. In no time at all, you will have a customized home theater that all of your guests will envy. …