Well, this is a true story. Couple of weeks back I was attending an HR Seminar and the topic was Social Media. Normally the schedule of such seminars gives you an opportunity to network and chat with other HR professionals, Recruitment Heads, Executives etc. So this particular incident did inspire me to write the following post.
Fortunately or unfortunately I did ran out of my visiting card and was in a fix. So every time I happened to speak to someone during Networking Tea Break or Lunch Break, I had to say that I am out of Cards. But then after couple of attempts, I did give them my Twitter Handle. Well, you might ask “Is that a visiting card!!!’ Well, thanks to Social Media, people can find you, connect and know more about you than just the information on Visiting cards.
There have been some interesting visiting cards too that I happened to see with Twitter Handle and LinkedIn ID mentioned on it. Well, this adds more to just your name, contact number and designation. Social Media has provided this amazing platform where you can connect and engage with other Professionals who are working in similar industry.
Do you think that Visiting cards will soon be extinct!! Some might still feel that Business cards make you appear more professional and in case of clients it is a must. Well, also it’s a fact that not everyone would be as Tech savvy as you are, and they might hand over their traditional business card. Nothing wrong in that.
So do you think Twitter Handle or LinkedIn Profile is the new visiting card!!! Well, there is still some more time for that. So the next time if you happened to exchange your visiting card, someone might just exchange their Twitter Handle or LinkedIn ID or an actual Business Card.
Looking forward to your views and comments on this topic.