I’ve been working on a speech to persuade people to go a little “greener”. One of the easy ways to do this would be to take a magazine you read regularly and pass it on to someone else who may like to read it to. This gets more use out of the magazine before it eventually winds up recycled or re-used in an arts & crafts project.
It occurred to me that you could attach one of your business cards to the magazine before passing it on. Also include a note for the tenth person to receive it to give you a call to get it back. When you hand off the magazine, ask them to read it and attach one of their cards before passing it on with the same instructions.
After 10 readers, if all goes well, you should get a phone call to return the magazine. Schedule a time to sit with that person, get the magazine and all the business cards, and see if you can help each other network. Call the other people (you now have their cards) and see if they will meet with you too. You have the magazine and the other people in common now so it could work out.
Repeat the process if it starts working for you.
You can do this with magazines, articles, books, etc. Give it a try and let me know how you do.
Give us a call, we can help.
John Schneyer, Boca Consultants
“John was one of the brightest people that I have ever managed/mentored. His ability to learn was amazing, he was like a sponge. It didn’t take long for John to polish his technical and managing skills. He also became a mentor to a number of his staff members and turned the computer operations group into a fine tuned team. He made my job easier because I didn’t have to manged the operations on a day to day basis, which allowed me to spend time on the strategic and long term planning of the Data Center. John’s technical, technology and business skills are excellent and is a consummate professional. I recommend John absolutely, without reservation.”
Robert Conlon, Director Security, Administration and Information Resources & Also Director Data Center Services, BASF Corporation (colleague) May 26, 2009