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5 Tips to Create the Perfect Business Card | How To Design Professional Business Cards
Let’s face it.
Anybody can make a business card.
But very few men create the perfect business card for their unique needs.
What do I mean by that?
What’s so difficult about printing your name, your job title, and your contact information on a small piece of paper?
And most business men have a mediocre card that get the job done.
But my goal isn’t for you to settle for mediocre.
I want you to have a business card that makes you referable, that ensures you are remembered, and does it’s job to perfection.
I want you to have the perfect business card for you.
Today’s post will feature 5 tips that anyone can use to create that ideal business card for their unique situation.
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1. Understand the purpose of your business card
The way a business card looks as well as the information written on it is very dependent on what the owner wants it to do.
A more established businessman may be more selective as to who gets information regarding his phone number as well as his job title. He may choose to just place his email and the words “business owner” instead of his actual position.
This particular format may violate the basic rules of having a business card. Other people may also think that any format is acceptable as long as the card serves its purpose.
Job seekers should put in mind that it is not a good idea to give out the business card associated with your former company. A better strategy is to have new business cards
made- ones that highlight a few of your special skills. It is certainly not a good idea to squeeze one’s resume in that small space but you still want enough information on there to create a positive first impression.
2. Keep your business card simple
Make sure that your business card is readable. Stay away from card formats that have so much clutter that it makes it impossible to see where one piece of information starts and ends.
Use a readable font as not everyone has perfect vision. Research says that ideal fonts to use include Helvetica, Myriad Pro, Glasgow and Karat.
A 12 pt is an ideal font size but never get below 6 pt type as this will present problems for those with faulty vision and creates – in my opinion – the need to fill the card with unneccesary information to fill space.
By keeping your business card simple, you can clearly illustrate who you are, what you are doing and what you want to achieve.
3. Make sure the contact information in your business card is accurate
A business card with inaccurate information is useless.
It is worth repeating that if you’re in between jobs, never give out your old business card. The information found there such as your job title and even your email address may already be inaccurate. It doesn’t send the right impression.
Make sure that your business card has your current contact information – not your email from your last company or your old address in Colorado. Include several options on how people can reach you – some people prefer using the phone still for talking
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