The last time you went to a convention or a networking group meeting, what did you do with all those cards you collected? You put them all in your database right? Yeah right; maybe if you have a database called trash can! Actually, it's my opinion (because I have no hard facts to point too) that most people pick and choose the few they will type into their phone or computer and the rest of the cards probably sit on a desk until the next cleaning and then are swept into the trash bin. So if you believe that too, then what can be done to make sure you're the one who stands out when the event is over? Here are two options for you.
I now carry three cards: my standard card and a Google Me and Twitter card.
If you type "Agentjason" in Google you get myriad of ways to connect with me, and in case someone is clueless about the internets, the back of the Google card has my celly (although purists would have a blank back side). Do you "own a term" on Google like that? What happens if you type in your name on Google? If you come up in the first few results you can get one like this too. They are very easy to create. Click here for the template!
A few days ago I ordered my Twitter cards that mimic typing in a tweet to answer the question "What are you doing?" I had both of these printed at a cool little company called Moo.com. There is no template for the Twitter cards so if you've read this far here's your reward: Email me a pic of yourself and your twitter name and I'll send you back a file you can upload to Moo.com with a code for free shipping! And in case you know how to edit yourself (or just want the free shipping code) it's: N6HG9M