Alright, so when was the last time you have "carded?' No, not that sort of card! Business carded.
Within an ever-increasingly LinkedIn, app-driven world, business cards stay, for many, a golden standard for networking, making connections, exchanging information, and branding ourselves, together with the newest usually being the business or business we work for, and possibly our job title.
I remember my business card. I felt like I had arrived because I belonged than college afforded to a world that was larger – the business world! And it became a rite of passage in more ways than one. Every time I changed jobs or moved to a position that was different, said transition came with a name and a logo with a unique card.
It was so cool (to me, anyway) to be asked: "Do you have a business card?" My friends even gave me a professional looking card instance for a present (red leather Coach, as I remember). And I gathered others business cards like children used to collect baseball cards, or my friend vinyl records were gathered by Lenny back!!
Business cards, by virtue of this emblem, job title, and email expansion, have come to represent a part of our identity, our link to a corporate "tribe," a business – a job!! An endorsement of sorts, A belonging, a fitting in.
We have begun to define ourselves, to varying degrees, what our job title is and by who we work for. And, being able to proffer a business card generally means we're used and, therefore, worth something (value is the key word here).