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Networking etiquette

Discussion in 'Business, Careers & Education' started by indianshaft, Aug 24, 2011.

Ok?

Poll closed Sep 3, 2011.
  1. yes

    6 vote(s)
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  2. no

    4 vote(s)
    40.0%
  1. indianshaft

    indianshaft Senior Member

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    Is it acceptable to network/hand out business cards at wedding receptions?
     


  2. Joffrey

    Joffrey Stylish Dinosaur

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    If the situation calls for it, sure.
     


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  4. Willie5566

    Willie5566 Senior Member

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    How can you possibly just say yes or no to this? Depends on the situation. If you are talking business with someone at your table and you want to stay connected or possibly do business then sure. If you just want to run around from table to table handing out your card to random people like your giving out candy at a parade then NO. There are about a hundred variables in between.
     


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    Jr Mouse Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    +1
     


  6. Joffrey

    Joffrey Stylish Dinosaur

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    Well, I guess a third answer is called for, however, I don't see why someone having a private conversation and passing along his business card to a guest would be frowned on. So I voted yes it's acceptable.
     


  7. Willie5566

    Willie5566 Senior Member

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    I agree there are occasions where it may be ok. However, I think OP needs to try to get more specific with his question. Then we would all have a better answer for him. Right now we are just filling in the blanks ourselves.
     


  8. scientific

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    absolutely not. figure out a way to get in touch after the wedding/event.
     


  9. fwiffo

    fwiffo Distinguished Member

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    Is it a member of the wedding party (i.e. family of any wedding partners) then no; after all, you can always contact the person who invited you for details. Are you trying to sell a product or service, then no. Personally, I find those excessively obnoxious.

    If you're just trying to build a relationship with a follow up lunch, drinks, dinner or whatever because there's something in common between the professional fields or you just hit it off on sports or something and want to meet up, then yes. Chances are, the card is just an easy way to remember your contact details and doesn't have anything to do with having a relationship or a deal of some kind in the works.
     


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