Tuesday, July 27, 2010

How to Present Yourself on a Business Card

Recently I received a wonderful item to promote for someone, and a beautiful business card, except for one little thing...there was a letter missing from the website url.  It wasn't hard to figure out how the word with the letter missing should be spelled, but still, this gives a slight negative impression.  There are worse things that one can do to give a negative impression...but even a small thing like this can distract people from the main purpose of your card. With many discount business cards being offered on the internet, places that you visit and choose your card, then do your own layout and typing, it is easy to overlook small things that can make a big difference in how your work and abilities are viewed.

Another thing to think about...a couple of months ago I was at a birthday celebration for a friend...one of the men at the party was unemployed and attending a program that helps the unemployed with opportunities to network. This is a great time to give and receive business cards. He brought one of the cards out for us to look at...it was pretty, with flowers, a verse, and other personal niceties, but lacked a professional appearance. Depending upon what type of work you are looking for, you will want your card to be clear, concise, and professional.

If you have any other tips, please share in a comment, or if you want to send along a scan of your business card, I would be happy to post it here...free.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Wedding Thank You Notes - At a Loss for Words?

Ladies, at this point in our lives, many of us have been to our share of weddings.  If we have had sons or daughters, we've seen our own children marry, and depending upon our age, perhaps even a grandchild or two. 

But do you remember your own wedding?  For me that goes back a while, my husband and I celebrated our 31st anniversary this year.  I like to think back on that time...I designed my own wedding invitations, they were very simple, but drawn and worded by me. 

Then there were the thank you notes, and there were plenty of those, for so many shower and wedding gifts; help with  wedding thank you notes wording would have been appreciated. At the time I was married we didn't have internet access, for me this is a relatively new invention, and wow, does it bring with it so many helpful resources aside from the ability to creatively help with our household finances online.

When was the last time you attended a wedding?  Do you have a special memory from your wedding day?

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