Do you give your business card to random people you meet?

1 year 4 months ago #748073 by Conner
When you meet people on the street or where ever, will you hand out a business card to them to your photography business?  I'm talking about basically anyone that you meet.  


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1 year 4 months ago - 1 year 4 months ago #748074 by Razky

Conner wrote: When you meet people on the street or where ever, will you hand out a business card to them to your photography business? I'm talking about basically anyone that you meet.

Certainly would - if I wished to end up in an asylum.


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1 year 4 months ago #748171 by Craig Stone

Razky wrote:

Conner wrote: When you meet people on the street or where ever, will you hand out a business card to them to your photography business? I'm talking about basically anyone that you meet.

Certainly would - if I wished to end up in an asylum.


Huh?  Why?

I 100% disagree with you.  Nothing wrong with handing out cards to people you meet.  Never know when you might find some business.  


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1 year 4 months ago #748223 by Ontherocks
So just to clarify:  IF you meet someone at a Starbucks (for example) and speak with them on something for a bit, yes I would give them a card.  

If someone comes up to me in Starbucks (again for example) and asks for directions to somewhere, no, I won't give them a card.  


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1 year 4 months ago #748270 by Rick Larin

Ontherocks wrote: So just to clarify:  IF you meet someone at a Starbucks (for example) and speak with them on something for a bit, yes I would give them a card.  

If someone comes up to me in Starbucks (again for example) and asks for directions to somewhere, no, I won't give them a card.  


:agree:   same here


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1 year 4 months ago #748283 by Tim Kelley
For me, it needs to be a little bit more than a basic chat.  If I have built a little rapport with them, then yes I'll give my card to them.  If not, generally speaking no I won't give a card, UNLESS they ask about photography services or hint towards that. 


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1 year 4 months ago #748306 by Jerrid
Not random people, however if I have a conversation with them and I think they may need my services in the future, then yes, I'll hand them my card.  OR if they know someone that might need my services (little bit more difficult/intentionally figured out).


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1 year 3 months ago #748387 by Ted Helm
+1, there needs to be some hint that they or someone they know could use my services.  Then I'll give them my business card.  


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1 year 3 months ago #748939 by Tom Henry
+1 only when discussion has been established that leads me to believe there is an opportunity on the table.  


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1 year 3 months ago #748960 by Uplander

Jerrid wrote: Not random people, however if I have a conversation with them and I think they may need my services in the future, then yes, I'll hand them my card.  OR if they know someone that might need my services (little bit more difficult/intentionally figured out).


Same with me, need to see a light at the end of the tunnel to give out a card. 


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1 year 3 months ago #749033 by KenMan
My business cards are made from metal and expensive for what they are.  I don't give out a card unless I know there is a very good chance of working together in future.  


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