By IP Media - Software Development Company
09/30/2020 Do you still perform the age-old ritual of shaking hands with your prospective client and subsequently, exchanging a rectangular glossy pretty-looking piece of paper, something you’re very proud of, in the hope of cracking the deal you’ve been waiting for since the inception of your organization? Did you just say ‘yes’?
Well, a few months later, at 3 o’clock in the afternoon, you finally receive your dream text with just three letters and one digit, “Meet today at 4 pm”. You’d probably want to scream with rejoicing, right? Just as you gain a sense of the moment, you ask your beautiful secretary to assemble all the details of the client within ten minutes and report it to you. As you prepare your presentation, your gorgeous secretary looks over her table for the cardholder, flips through a hundred of such miniature pretty-looking pieces of paper, which your client must be very proud of, and voila?
No, she doesn’t find it. The clock is ticking, you, in the meantime, have cleared your throat several times, mentally revised your notes infinite times, sipped your coffee twice, thrice, walked up and down your cabin in desperation, perspiration and are still waiting for that vital information which would lead you to your dreamland anytime now, before 4 pm! Your secretary is too competing with you in numbers. She has flipped through the cards twice, thrice, and still is, with varying speeds, first slowly, then extremely slowly, and finally, with all patience lost, wildly! Its 3.45 pm, you rush out of your cabin, yelling madly, hopping from one place to another with tie loosened till your belly, head hot enough to boil a cup of water, and eyes all red. The clock was as ruthless. It struck 4 without sympathy and you felt like running to your mother, crying, complaining so that she would pacify you with her warm words and love.
Though, face it. You, the dreamer, the aspirer, the fighter, or whatever, “you. just. lost. that. Million. Dollar. Deal!” Why? Your idea was dumb? Your skills were not up to mark? Hell no! You lost that huge opportunity, no don’t blame the beautiful lady, I repeat, you lost that life-changing opportunity because of a trivial reason. Give it a thought before I spill the beans. Go silent for five seconds and now tell me. Yes, you’ve got it right. Only if you’d known where to go for the meeting, only if you’d had the details, the vital information, that is, only if you’d found the prestigious paper-made business card.
Pause, take a deep breath and gain your true self back. Now, did I scare you? This wasn’t just your story. It’s the story of every entrepreneur. Poor Contact Management, the technical term for the blunder you just committed in my imaginary world. Hopefully now for the next few minutes, you’ll be as attentive as a seahawk.
So far you’ve understood what havoc paper cards can create in your life. I’ll discuss many other limitations of using the conventional card system. Before I begin, I want you to keep the door to your cognitive side of the brain open as I’ll take you through imaginary journeys every now and then. Therefore, fasten your seat belt and here we go.
Here are the Limitations of using paper visiting cards
Your traditional Business cards are perishable. How much ever you love the logo of your organization neatly printed on paper, water, tea, coffee, or your favorite cocktail, all have the power to dissolve not just the logo but also your business.
Even if you are as perfect and organized as Monica from F. R. I. E. N. D. S, there is every possibility you’d have a nervous breakdown while handling hundreds of cards. Yes, there are many apps and software’s available which make your task easy, but are you in a position to spend 780 dollars per user per year on a Customer Relationship Management software? Before you reply in the affirmative, look east, look west, and now walk.
- Play a game: Lost and Found
If you’re one of those who has written several assignments in high school, then you must be familiar with the game of lost and found. You may have misplaced the 9th
sheet, or misarranged the pages. Those still used to be 20-30 pages assignments, but in business, you have several contacts. I know, you’d love to have tracking chips installed in your cards so that each time you leave it on a hotel’s reception desk or in a washroom (yes! Maybe! ), your card could be so tech-savvy as to trace its path back to you. Reality check! Come out of the fairy tale.
Say, despite the above shortcomings, you ‘re still not discouraged to use paper business cards for the propagation of your business. You opt for professional graphic design services, pay her 70$ per hour, and after a mind-boggling phase of rejections and revisions, you finally make an effort to accept (with a heavy heart and an exhausted mind) what she offers you. You get thousands of those cards printed by a printing press, smiling from within, thinking how would you present your identity to your clients, with the right hand or left, holding it with your thumb and forefinger or gabbing it with both hands. While you are engrossed in your own mind palace, your business cards arrive at your desk in bundles ready to be blessed by the twinkle in your eye. You cut the knot, pick up your baby, turn it over, and, you go numb. No, not because you are awe-struck, but because you are horrified! Yes. Your organization’s name is misspelled. What would you do? I’ll suggest something. You may request your talented designer to correct the spelling whenever she has time and recheck it once, costing you 70 $ per hour, again, then send the sample for printing thousands of those cards, again. You may continue this cycle until you become bankrupt. A million-dollar suggestion, right? Don’t blame me, you still didn’t seem convinced. Now, you do though. Don’t you? There are yet two more reasons to go.
If you’re an environment campaigner (which we all should be), saving trees must be on your priority list, and providing you with sustainable business solutions is on mine. Therefore, I honestly suggest you go paper-free.
Going paper-free will not just help in curbing environmental damage, but also open up a wide range of opportunities that were otherwise invisible to you. Let me take you through another imaginary journey. You are dining in a restaurant with your girlfriend. Your eyes are admiring her beauty when suddenly the entrepreneur in you compels you to shift your gaze on to the person who enters the restaurant. He is a business tycoon, a possible client, and the man you wanted to get in touch with. You walk over, introduce yourself, and surprisingly he seems interested in having a conversation. All good so far. In the end, you slip your hand inside your pocket to hand over your business card. You dig in deep, but all you find is a diamond ring(yes, your girlfriend will return home happily at least, relief! ). You smile meekly. He stares at you. The end.
About This Author
IP Media - Software Development Company
IP Media is a leading Software, Website & Mobile App Development Company in Gurgaon. We also offer services like CRM Development, ERP Development, Digital Marketing, System Integration, etc. We provide Custom Solutions as per the requirements of the organization. Offices in three cities in India…
Read More »
More Articles From This Author
Credit4Sure - Instant Loan App
Are you Facing Financial Issues? Our Instant loan app provides an amazing opportunity to borrow money when you need it and get flexible options to repay.Credit4sure helps you in uncertain need of cash. You can borrow money anytime-anywhere with just few clicks with our handy mobile loan app. You can... Read More »
Which Type of Mobile App you should Choose for Your Organization?
When it comes to Mobile App Development everyone is a bit confused about choosing the right App type which can make them the next big thing in the industry. Believe us or not if you are an aspirant Tech-Entrepreneur, Decision maker for Big companies, even if you are an App Developer yourself but you... Read More »
ERP Modules | Top 8 Modules of ERP System
ERP is simply known as Enterprise Resource Planning software which helps to support the business processes. It manages different functions of the organization at one place and an organization can make smart decisions on the basis of custom reports. ERP consist of various modules related to the funct... Read More »
Which software is good for digital marketing?
Digital Marketing is not an easy job especially in 2019. Due to technological updates and changes in Google algorithms, marketers need to analyze things deeply and it needs the latest software to do that. Here is the list of software that every digital marketer use-Ahrefs - Ahrefs is the most useful... Read More »
What is the future of Mobile Apps? Is mobile app development a good career?
We are living in a super-fast 4g 5g era, where users much like to run an app to save their time and for a good experience. Whether its a shopping app or any other study material app, whether they have to book something or communicate with one another. They want everything on their fingertips instead... Read More »
Which will be the top social media platform till 2020?
Social Media has become a part of our daily routine that starts and ends the day of most of the people. It is the biggest entertainment platform and the latest business opportunity trend because it helps you to stay updated, be it related to work strategies or the things happening around you.As you... Read More »
How is AI going to change digital marketing in 2020?
Artificial Intelligence is changing the phase of industries from finance to retail, it is changing the way of doing businesses. In Digital Marketing brands are connecting with the audiences and AI is the best way to do that.
The things which were done by the human mind are now transforming to mac... Read More »
Which social media platform is the best for advertising video games?
Social Media is now the best marketing tool be it related to any product, service or brand, all over the world. It is the best way to showcase your products or services with the best features to attract more customers. Social media is known for improving brand value.
It is easier to find products... Read More »
What are the important things in App Store optimization (ASO)?
In 2019, Mobile apps are an important means to capture leads for the organization and for e-commerce business, it is the best way to earn more revenue. You need to showcase your app more and more to the audience and this can be done by ASO i.e., App Store Optimization. It is the basic and essential... Read More »