So this week I’m doing something a little different.
I’m not writing a blog, instead I’m creating a vote of some sort. As I need help, your help!
During the past couple of weeks I’ve caught up with some friends who all had one thing in common, they are all doing very well for themselves, in their careers in particular.
Of course I’m happy for them all, they all deserve it, they work hard, they network, they do everything right and yet I can’t help but feel a twinge of jealously.
One friend in particular is doing really well for himself, I met him for drinks last week. I went to meet him at a function room in a hotel in town, he was attending a works do, I hung outside the room for a moment and poked my head in the door looking for him. I spot him laughing and joking with colleagues, as he sees me he says his goodbyes and shakes a few hands.
Naturally the function he attended was an immediate topic, although I don’t quite understand his job (an engineer of some sort) I listen intently try to make sense of what he’s saying, nod and smile. At some point during the conversation he mentions that he met someone that night who would be a good contact for him so they exchange business cards and jokingly gives one to me, I stuff it in my purse and complete forgot about it.
Until earlier today I found it again in my purse and thought to myself why don’t models or actors have them? I mean we have so many varieties of portfolios all over the place, showreels, websites, Instagram, twitter, facebook pages, but no-one really caries around a portfolio book anymore or C.V’s or a physical print of their pictures, but why not? It’s another way to network, social media networking had to expand from it.
In a couple week’s time I am going to the Edinburgh fringe festival, although I’m not going there for business purposes I think it will be a good chance to try out a business card, there are numerous of comedians, musicians and performance artists that will be there. Having something on hand to give to them, it couldn’t hurt, after all it could just take one call?
So here’s where I need your help. The design of the card. I think I will have the wording on one side and a picture on the other. But what picture? I have a few to choose from (you’ve probably noticed). So below I’ve selected a few images that are my personal favs. Any vote, comments or input will be greatly appreciated xxx