While attending the Executives’ Club luncheon in Chicago yesterday, I sat next to Gwen Cohen, a First Vice President at Morgan Stanley. For the first time in my professional career, I ran out of business cards as she handed me hers. I told her that I would send my contact information via email, and then told her about a guest post on my blog by Gary McCormick who prefers individual follow up via letter or email rather than a business card.
Gwen gave me a tip worth sharing with Culpwrit readers: Write a note on the back of your business card that will allow the receiver to recall where he/she met you. And perhaps add a memory-jogger note. In her case, she met someone who also was left-handed, so she wrote: “Fellow lefty.” During her follow up, the person immediately recalled meeting her.