They’re little white bulletin boards that I find dwelling in my wallet like sleepy cave dwellers afraid to step out into a barren wasteland ruled by face masks and social distancers.
Today, if you gave someone your business card, they would look for a Kleenex tissue before touching it.
I just thought that not only had I not distributed mine in ages, but I hadn’t even reprinted these miniature notice boards for my staff since the start of the pandemic. I think they’re still called business cards, right?
Poor printers! What they have to go through.
I remember just a few years ago I would go to events and hand them out like I was throwing rice at weddings, but now in these dark and Zoom times, steeped in podcasts, text messaging and ubiquitous social media, they have become a prehistoric form of messaging who you are.
Today, those gathering events seem like a long time ago and the few business cards I carry in my wallet are just hiding, waiting for the green light. They refuse to emerge and circulate in this ice age of ultra-secure and non-adventurous communications.
Please tell your governor, no matter what state you are in, to issue an order banning self-imposed warrants.
All businessmen must, under penalty of the law, hand out business cards to anyone they meet and greet, under penalty of heavy fines or even impersonality.
So please release your cards! Free them! Let them flow as they were supposed to.
It’s time for them to come out of their caves and jail cells, so say “How are you?” . . Here’s my card!”
Besides an avid blogger, Tom Madden is the author of countless published articles and five books, including his latest, WORDSHINE MEN, available in December on Amazon. He is the founder and CEO of TransMedia Group, an award-winning public relations firm serving clients worldwide since 1981 and has led remarkably successful media campaigns and crisis management for America’s largest businesses and organizations.