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Telecom/VoIP/UC/Mobility enthusiast. Blogolyst, Consultant, and Analyst publishing independent telecom and UC research at TalkingPointz. Dave is CEO of Verge1 which offers independent analysis and interpretation of business communications systems and technologies. Dave works with the major vendors, end users, and media sources. His independent research is available for download at www.talkingpointz.com. Dave regularly contributes to this site and other major sites focused on communications. His blog PinDropSoup is one of the most popular independent telecom oriented blogs on the web.

7 responses to “Long Live the Business Card”

  1. Robert Cathey

    ’bout time somebody said it, Dave. Thanks.

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  3. Price Smith

    Dave,

    As a recent college graduate attempting to get my feet wet and obtain a job ; ) this post immediately caught my eye! I purchased business cards for myself a couple of months ago, but they are already outdated… Loved your tips and information that you have found out about the relevance of business cards in this day in age!

    Thanks so much,

    Price

  4. Noland

    We made our business cards that stands out and with a purpose. We used TisBest charity gift cards. Every card we loaded a $1 that the recipient could donate to over 300 charities. Plus, the card is made out of recycle plastic so it stands out from other gift cards. http://nolandhoshino.posterous.com/create-a-business-card-that-stands-out-with-a

    1. Zoli Erdos

      Noland,

      I am intrigued. Does it mean you order a batch of plastic cards, say 300 sent to yourself, w nominal value of $1 each? ( I only found $10 as lowest value on the site.).

      Do YOU pick the recipient of the donation for the entire batch, or does the recipient of the card do it one by one? If the latter, I wonder how many will bother, since it’s just $1 each…

      Thanks.

  5. Zoli Erdos

    Has anyone tried Avakard?

  6. Bill Bennett

    I’ve struggled with business cards myself. There are about 300 sitting in the drawer right now waiting for… well something to happen.

    My biggest problem is that there’s never been an online contact manager as good as the old school Microsoft Outlook contact manager. All of the online ones I’ve seen are deeply flawed.

    The worst, in my opinion, is Google’s Gmail contacts which has recently started adding names to my Android phone’s contact list every time I send someone an email. The 1200 or so names stored on my phone is such a burden I’ve found it easier to go back the physical, paper-based business card index when I need to find a number.

    That’s just not right. :-)