“Business card is the beginning of business!”
Business card for Japanese is the identification of oneself as company’s representative. No matter your position, you are company’s representative when you visit client by yourself. Business card is not a personal information, but company’s information as well. Your attitude would influence business later on.
These are the steps to exchange business card;
- Preparing card case quickly
- Pick up your business card from card case and Hold your business card with both hands
- Hold your card case under the business card
- Give the business card to clients with both hands and introduce from company name, position, name
We should be prepared business card before exchanging. It might make your image worse when you take time to prepare business card. You’ll be able to see when we are going to exchange business card, so please well prepared your business card (most of time we exchange business card when we introduce).
When you visit client’s company, you have to give business card first.
In addition to that, there is one rule about the order of exchanging business card. People who are in higher position would give business card first and the people who are in lower position give it last.
During the meeting, keep business cards on the table according to the position of sitting, so that you can check other’s name and position anytime.