A Man, Not Just Another Boy, Has Biz Cards

Q: What is on the business card you always talk about?

A: I get tons of mail on this subject. Every type of guy wants me to design his interesting, conversation-starting business card [ICSBC]. See below for who the best designer is.

First of all it must LOOK, FEEL, READ like a real business card. Second of all you must have two different business cards. One for young women and another for the business world.

Get out the yellow pages and find a female. Give her the specifications right from How To Date Young Women Volume 2. Do not show her the book! Female? Yes. She has the eye for what females see in you and knows how to make you interesting to females using symbols.

Talk about yourself and what ideas you have for the card. Hand her an engraving of Ben Franklin or two or even three! Then a few days later, look at what she created. If you like it pay her and take what she develops to a printer and you’re in business. Pun accidental.

MANDATORY! In addition to your business phone and address, put your home phone and home address on the card. Do not use a voice mail or post office box! Because that says to her: I’m married, looking for some fun. Do NOT put your cell phone number on for that reason and others, to be explained in a future column.

Your home address invites the woman to drive by and check out where you live, thus your income level, plus she’ll be hoping to “accidentally " bump into you! Definitely include your office phone but make certain it is so designated. If you have e-mail, put it on there. It has to be real email not because that says, "My wife checks my email at home."

What works is an ICSBC that says who you are. The graphics female is to design a classy, tasteful, interesting business card. Once again, it must look, feel, and read like a business card.

The most common objection is, and rightfully so, I am a programmer, what should be on the card? My response. Be a consultant, such as Smith Consulting Services, Fred Smith, Owner. Symbols and graphics then enable you to have anything about yourself that can help her have something to talk about.

Gary sells insurance. His card is a photo. Printed in white is Gary Smith Insurance, yada yada Residence: 555-1212 Office 555-3322 yada yada Residence: 1234 Anystreet Office 4567 Anystreet yada.

The conversation she starts is always about the beautiful photo/scene not insurance. He reveals, my hobby is photography. I took that picture out at the Yada Bridge at sunset. I love watching the ducks fly south. Have you ever been out to the Yada Bridge? And from there . . .

WARNING: A very common mistake is the guy designs his own card. The kindest thing I can say is that his card looks it! The fatal mistake--he copies using his new, expensive 7-color printer! That “card” says to the woman, “I am an amateur dweeb!”

Express yourself thru the female graphic designer. First impressions are lasting impressions! Your ICSBC is a gift to her, your first. It separates you from the boys and makes her feel important. Make it something to talk about. Colorful, graphic, different, unusual.

©2008 R. Don Steele

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Don Steele has worked for more than 20 aerospace, defense and engineering companies as well as many political campaigns both in LA and in Hawaii. He became a Marriage, Family and Child Counselor in 1976. Beyond writing, other passions include a deep, abiding hatred for hypocrites, bureaucrats, poverty pimps and nearly all politicians; a lifelong devotion to anthropology, philosophy; astronomy and cosmology plus a long-term love affair with Hawaii, consummated in 1996. He and Joanna Bardot Lopez live in Whittier CA, with their number one dog Wolfie, number two dog, Tootsie, Peaches The Rabbit, Puppy Cat, Princess Cat, Snookums Cat and Bebe Cat. Don is the author of Date Young Women:  For men over 35 - Revised, How to Date Young Women:  For men over 35, Volume II, and most recently, Body Language Secrets. Check out steelballsAUDIO.COM and or E-Mail.

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