I’ve been back from SNAP for a few days now and its taken me this long to really get a chance to process everything that I learned and experienced. A good conference can do that to you! As I’ve been going through all of the swag from generous sponsors and perusing through all of the business cards from new friends, it occurred to me that there are a few people that really popped. It’s always so important to be memorable, so I thought I’d share how to stand out at a conference with your business cards.
One. Size Matters.
In the past few years, I’ve noticed that more and more business cards are taking up some larger real estate inside my bag, my cards included. It can be tough to squish all of the important info that you want to share on a typical size business card, especially with all of the social media channels that are around. By increasing the size of your card, you can not only share your key contact info, but you can also add photos of your work or a sample of what makes your site special.
Here’s a close-up of the cards I shared with sponsors and other attendees this year. I love how they turned out! Because they were created from a blank 5×7 invite template on Tiny Prints, I was able to have them printed on the thickest matte card stock available and they are amazing! I personally designed both the front and back of the card in my trusty Photoshop and loved that I was able to gift a print in a frame-able size, plus have everything I wanted on the back.
Two. EXTRA Special.
Maybe its because I attend a craft blog-based conference every year, but without fail, there are always people who add a little extra something to their business cards to make them extra memorable. This year, I walked away with some adorable key chains, a fancy pocket mirror, some super fabulous vinyl, and yummy candy to snack on later. As much as I’d like to say you can’t buy my love, you can. And you can do it with chocolate and pretty things.
Three. Go ALL out.
Every now and then, someone will come along and blow every single other business card out of the water, and if you have the idea, the means, and the dedication to make it happen, then I say GO FOR IT! This particular card came with miniature coloring pages, pre-sharpened regular and colored pencils, and a mini pencil sharpener. I mean – cute! It totally made sense with the brand too, as her blog is all about printables and design. Genius!
Business card from Inkhappi
There you have it – my fave business cards this year, plus a few helpful trips and tricks on how to stand out at a conference! I’d love to know which card was your favorite!
This post was sponsored by Tiny Prints, but all opinions and ideas are 100% my own.Pin It