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I Have Your Business Card, Now What? (Updated)

I originally posted an article about what to do with business cards in September 2010 and now I would like to revisit this with more insight:

Every time you meet someone it’s an opportunity to tell them about yourself and eventually hand over a business card.  I just attended Lucky FABB and collected several of them.  When you make the exchange (hopefully the other person has one too), what happens next?  Do you have a Rolodex full of cards never used?  Does it get buried under a bunch of other cards?  Do you take one look at it and throw it away? Does it show up in a pocket of an item you wear a year later? I hope the answers to these questions are no.  So what should you do?

1. Once you get a business card take a quick look at it while you’re in the presence of the other person, acknowledging that there is at least some interest and then put it away.

2.  IMPORTANT!! Within 24 – 48 hours (or as soon as possible if it’s not feasible within that timeframe) send an email to the person saying it was nice to meet you and let’s keep in touch.   You have no idea how far that goes and it’s so important!

3.  Check out their website and what they do.   They may or may not be of use to you, but possibly you can refer them to someone who might.

If you’re not into carrying business cards you can go digital and follow them on Twitter, befriend them on Facebook, or Like their fanpage.

Another new concept on the scene is contxts.com.  It’s a mobile SMS business card, where you can send your info directly to the recipient via cell or they can text a pre-selected word to a contxt number and get your info.  It’s quick, easy, paperless and free to join.  It also serves as a backup when you run out of business cards! For example text DANIEL to 50500.  What do you get back?

As a savvy businesswoman, I make it a point to do that with every business card I get because that can be another connection and can even turn into a great friend.  I have had that happen several times before and that’s all it took!  Sometimes I don’t get an email back from the person reciprocating the gesture, but at least I did my part and that makes me feel good.  In the end it’s necessary to do that because endless opportunities could arise, whether it’s related to your job or something else.

So, when you get your next business card, PLEASE make sure you followup.  It’s a small step to possibly greater things!

Cheers,

The Style Goddess

Event Tips M-O

Happy Wednesday!  As I continue to share event tips every week, I notice that everything can be an event: building a house, planning a trip, buying a car.  Here are some more tips to keep you on your feet, from M-O!

Get the word out about your event through all key avenues!

  1. Marketing: When marketing your event, there are several different mediums to use: Email, Twitter, Facebook, News stations, bloggers, direct mail, public signage etc. You don’t have to use them all, but you want to use key ones that you feel are most effective and will get the word out.  A crucial thing to do is if there are several vendors involved to make your event happen, you should alert them immediately so they have time to respond for participation and availability.  You also want product placement visible throughout your event.  Attendees should be able to immediately know what the event is about when they enter the venue.  For social media savvy events, have signage scattered throughout the event with key Twitter handles and hashtags for live tweeting. 

    How do your registration numbers compare between your events?

  2. Numbers: At the end of the day, every event is all about numbers.  Data is needed to determine how to adjust for your next event.  Attendee count, sales, surveys and vendor pricing are common metrics one should have post event.  You also always want to keep track and see if you are under or over budget.  Make sure that you also designate someone to do a head count at your event it if isn’t available electronically. 

    Always keep your office space when planning an event. Makes life easier!

  3. Organize: If there is one thing you must have during event planning its organization.  Paperwork, vendor contacts, supplies, etc. should all have a home where you can easily access everything without having to search.  Creating a cheat sheet with all contacts for your event is helpful and designating a room or drawers for supplies will keep things in order.   Have a run of show compiled to hand out to everyone with pertinent contact info.  Being organized leaves you not wasting time and being able to handle multiple things!

 Past Event Tips

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Rock out in Glam with Monica Matocha

Collection of Monica Matocha designs

When you’re in one part of the entertainment business, it’s natural to be in other facets of it.  Monica Matocha fills those roles well as a music artist, dancer and jewelry designer!  A triple threat to the business., this savvy 20 year old has a hit song she wrote called “Impostor” that has garnered her over 100,00 views on Youtube and thousands of fans on Facebook.  She has a unique voice and the ability to express herself without a filter.  Not only can she bring us melodious vibes, she also makes jewelry!

Layering effect, Monica Matocha Jewelry

As a way to help fund her music career, Monica creates bracelets with the glam rock star in mind.  She’ll have arm parties featuring her bracelets which showcase her love of fashion and bringing her own style for her look in the music business.  A big part of Monica’s style is layering; she knows how to combine vintage and modern pieces in both her style and her music. Her latest novelties include lava beads, bone bracelets and contemporary bullet necklaces. Monica even puts her faith into her handmade jewelry, turning the traditional rosary chic.  My favorite pieces are the Black Cross bracelet and the bullet necklace which can both add that glam rock edge you desire!

Check out all Monica has to offer and my readers can get a special discount on some of her popular jewelry pieces here until July 31st: http://www.monicamatocha.com/style-goddess/

Time For Lip Service & Enter to Win!

© Blistex

Lips.  They’re a part of our body that may be neglected when it comes to moisturizing.  But now, it’s time to listen up and pay more attention to that pucker!

According to a national poll about one’s morning ritual released by Blistex, only half the women surveyed use lip balm to protect their lips from dryness and sun damage.  Just like all our other body parts, our lips need to stay healthy and moisturized.  I had the opportunity to sit down with International beauty consultant Mickey Williams to learn more about the Blistex line and the must haves for the fall:

Revive and Restore

Revive and Restore © Blistex

In stores everywhere in October, I got a sneak peek at the newest product from Blistex called Revive and Restore. Two separate jars full of fruity goodness that can be nested together with a twist, Revive is perfect for the day leaving your lips invigorated and refreshed with key ingredients like shea butter and SPF15.  Restore, loaded with Vitamin E can be used in the evening to rejuvenate your lips and soften any dullness from the day.  I’ve used it at night and it’s nice to wake up with lips ready for a kiss!  Another great thing is that you can carry these jars as a set or keep one in your purse and the other at home for the second shift.  Either way this product has makes you want to apply it all the time!

Cold and Allergy Lip Soother

Cold & Allergy Lip Soother © Blistex

There comes a time when you get a cold or the flu and one thing that can be affected is your lips which causes dryness and irritation.  Blistex has created a clever product, the Cold and Allergy Lip Soother which will comfort your lips in your time of need.  The lips can be an afterthought when you’re sick, but this soothing product has some key ingredients on defense:

  • Pramoxine HCL – advanced analgesic that alleviates sensitivity to lip soreness, pain and itchiness, without a medicated flavor and scent.
  • Dimethicone – delivers a highly effective barrier that prevents moisture loss and protects lips.
  • Glycerin, lanolin and sunflower seed oil – help re-moisturize lips parched from the effects of illness or dry air.
  • Vitamins C & E, chamomile, green tea, honey and elderberry – provide comfort to irritated lips.

Just in time for the fall season, the Cold and Allergy Lip Soother will also be available in October.

Now that I’ve given some lip service, head to your nearest drugstore next month for these fall lip essentials and also check out Blistex for their entire product line and lip tips!

BLISTEX CONTEST GIVEAWAY!

Start fall in style with lip essentials!  Enter now for a chance to win the Blistex Fall Kit which includes Revive and Restore, Cold and Allergy Lip Soother, Silk & Shine, Deep Renewal and Lip Ointment!

  1. Follow @thegoddesstyle on Twitter or
  2. Like my fanpage on Facebook
  3. Leave a comment below about Blistex (or click on “Comments” in left hand column of post)

The contest ends on Friday, September 30 at 11:59PM PST and the winner will be notified shortly thereafter.  Good luck!

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