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introduce yourself in a memorable way!

November 28, 2011

We’re interested in the idea of business cards and the way that people can use them.   For me, this began with a bus pass for a friend who couldn’t speak and when she was spoken to, she’d move to hit herself.   Living in institutions does things like that to people – you don’t want to draw attention to herself.   She had this great support person who figured out a way to rig up her bus pass so that it was kind of attached to her wrist, and when she’d get on the bus, she’d sort of life up her hand to hit herself and the bus driver would smile and say “thanks!”  It was so brilliant it became one of the first places she didn’t hit herself!   (Now, she other ways of saying how she’s feeling.)

Another friend, who couldn’t speak, would give people his business card.   We started telling people about this idea and in one of the places we spoke, when we went back a year later everyone there had a business card with their name and their photo on it.  Susan talks about how easy these are to make on the computer, and that’s one way.   But there’s a great printing service called MOO that a friend introduced me to, where you can get 100 “mini-cards” for less than $20 (plus shipping).   The really fun thing about this is that you can upload as many photos of yourself as you like, or of things that you like that you want to share, and they’ll divide the numbers of cards by the number of photos so you can get, say, 10 cards with one photo of you, 10 with pictures of your dog, 10 with pictures of your favourite food…  the possibilities are endless 🙂  Some people like more serious cards that tell a story about who they are and what they might do for you, if they offer a service.   We use business cards in a couple of our workshops to get people talking about who they are and what they do.    You can check out the MOO service by clicking here.  It could be a great way to bring in the new year, although as of right now they’re still shipping for Christmas delivery.   MOO will also turn your favourite pictures into cards, postcards and stickers.

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  1. Jerry Laidlaw permalink
    December 8, 2011 6:20 pm

    this is great for people who are non verble or shy

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