When you meet with a potential new customer, or trading partner, or journalist, or anyone that you want to make a lasting impression with, then here is a novel way to hand over a business card.
The business card is a modern day tool for handing over your contact details. Yes, in this high tech online world it is as easy as "look me up on Facebook", but the business card is still classy and professional. But how many times have we been given a business card only to toss it out later that day into the trash. So, when you hand out your business card try make it memorable. As the name of this icebreaker suggests, money, in this case, a coin, more than often gets people's attention. So, we are putting our money where our mouth, er, business card is, and capturing imaginations.
We all have stories of been given a business card or handing one out. The next time you want to hand out a business card you can tell the person a story about how you got tired of handing out business cards without any flare, and then you had a look at what Coolfidence had to offer, and voila.
Hey, not so fast, at least make me work for it.
You tell a story about how handing over a business card can be so mechanical, and that you want to try make it more interesting.
You pull out your business card and a coin. Now you ask them to hold their pointing finger upwards and place your business card on their fingertip, weighed down with the coin on top of the card.
Now watch as I use nothing but finger power to …
Flick the card on the edge away from the person holding it. They're left with the coin on their fingertip. Pull out the spare business card, so they don't have to retrieve the flicked card.
Take this one… So basically, I've paid you to take my card… it's win-win for us.
Some extra lines to possibly use
- It always pays to network.
- I want you to remember getting my card.
- Call me, you have a coin for the payphone. If they still make payphones.
- You're a money-making machine.
- Everything you touch, turns to cash.
You could always offer to let them try it to. Take out another business card and this stick out your finger and rest the coin on top of the business card, balancing on your finger. Ask them to try be a card maser . You heard us, a card master. They will like the sound of this, as you tell them a story of how this is a secret society of card masters, and that they are just about to become a special member. Well, maybe not. Just let them give the card flicking a go and they will have some fun too. Smiles are the name of this networking game.