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					Create Your Own Business Card
Introduction As a student you share many of the same attributes of someone in the business world. You may meet people in the course of a day whom you do not know and who does not know you. It is not always possible to spend a great deal of time talking with and getting to know the people you meet. Even when you do have time to talk, people are not always going to remember everything they learned about you. People you see everyday — teachers, other students, parents, and family members — may not know things about you that you'd like them to know. When business people meet they exchange business cards. These small pieces of paper usually contain a person's name, the name of their business, and a title or description of the work they do, and a way to contact the person, such as a phone number or address. Task Create a business card for yourself. Your card should help others know and remember you. Ideally it should convey a sense of who you are, what you do, or your interests — cheerleader, basketball player, history buff, music lover, avid reader, or the only boy in a family of seven girls! Steps 1. First, decide what you want your business card to tell others. Do you want to focus on your activities with the Art Club or do you want to announce that you are Class Leader? It may help to list everything about you then pick one topic. 2. Decide if you want a "serious" or formal card or something more light-hearted or informal. 3. Using the Business Card Checklist below, list the major components of your business card. Mark out any components you wish to omit from your card. If appropriate, come up with a title for yourself. To put everything you want on this small card you may need to come up with different ways to say the same thing. Look for shorter words in place of long ones. Use a single word in place of two or three different ones. Experiment with abbreviations. 4. Create the card and print one sheet. Refer to directions below. 5. Complete the evaluation checklist about your card. Hand in one card attached to this evaluation checklist. The others will be exchanged with classmates. Conclusion "The business card... is kind of an extension of yourself. It's a little bit of giving yourself to someone else." — Ken Erdman, founder of the Business Card Museum, Erenheim, PA It is not easy to condense yourself down to the size of a business card but doing so may help you to focus on the most important aspects of yourself. It can also help to develop your vocabulary as you search for new words to describe yourself. It should also be clear that it is almost impossible to tell everything there is about a person from a single piece of paper.

Business Card Check List – select the items you want to include (NOT everything!)
   Name of Individual. Address. Phone Number.

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Email Address and/or Web Page Address. Job Title of Individual. Tagline or description of Business or Organization. Logo. Graphic Image(s) (including purely decorative elements). Size of Logo or other graphics — large (dominant) or small, etc. Number of Colors. White space (blank spaces) toward the middle or toward the outer edges. Conservative typeface (such as those used in the stories in your textbooks) or Fun, Informal typeface (such as crooked letters, funny shapes, odd sizes, or type that looks like handwriting) or a mix.

Directions 1. Use the paper provided to sketch possible layouts for your business card. 2. Use MS Paint to create a logo for your card. 3. Open a new document in MS Word. Set it up for business cards by clicking on Tools – Letters and Mailings – Envelopes and Labels. Click the Options button and select 5911 Business Cards in the scroll down menu. Click OK and then click the New Document button. 4. Create one business card in the first box. Copy and paste it in the other 9 boxes. To insert your logo, click Insert – Picture – From file. Save the file to Thawspace. Print on the color printer. Evaluation Checklist Complete this for YOUR Business Card
Name: _________________________________________________
1. What is the focal point of this business card? (What part is supposed to catch the reader's eye first?)

2. What role or activity does this business card describe?

3. Is this supposed to be a formal (serious) or informal (casual) business card?

Evaluation Checklist Complete this for YOUR Business Card
Name: _________________________________________________
1. What is the focal point of this business card? (What part is supposed to catch the reader's eye first?)

2. What role or activity does this business card describe?

3. Is this supposed to be a formal (serious) or informal (casual) business card?

Evaluation Checklist Complete this for your Classmate’s Business Card
When you exchange business cards with classmates give them the following checklist to complete. This can help evaluate the effectiveness of your business card. Be fair and truthful when evaluating the business cards of your classmates . 1. When you first look at this business card what catches your eye first? (the graphic, the name, the color, etc.)

2. From reading this card, what role or activity do you believe this person has/likes?

3. Is the business card easy to read? Is the type large enough? Is there too much information or not enough information on the card?

4. Do you feel that this is a formal (serious) or informal (casual) business card?

Evaluation Checklist Complete this for your Classmate’s Business Card
When you exchange business cards with classmates give them the following checklist to complete. This can help evaluate the effectiveness of your business card. Be fair and truthful when evaluating the business cards of your classmates . 1. When you first look at this business card what catches your eye first? (the graphic, the name, the color, etc.)

2. From reading this card what role or activity do you believe this person has/likes?

3. Is the business card easy to read? Is the type large enough? Is there too much information or not enough information on the card?

4. Do you feel that this is a formal (serious) or informal (casual) business card?