… at a meeting:
“Can I have your card, please?”
“Sorry, I do not carry one. I am making my life simpler. Managing cards is tough.”
“But you’re making our lives difficult by trying to make yours easy! Do one thing, don’t accept cards from others, but keep yours always handy so that you can give others.”
Sure it is a matter of attitude.
i find this works well…
"I want to share my information with you. If you'll give me your email address, I'll email you all my information right now! Would that be helpful?"
I often email people from my iPhone during Networking meetings. For face to face business meetings, I always hand out a paper card. I want to save people the embarassment of not remembering my name the first time…
BK Chowla, Kim: Thank you for sharing your thoughts!