I’ve been making a point to network locally more. Being a “Virtual” assistant it’s easy to end up only networking via Social Media, but I’ve discovered there is a wonderful world of women entrepreneurs right here in my own hometown (need help finding your own local groups, I highly recommend you check out: Meetup.com)
One of the groups I network with recently hosted a Holiday Networking Lunch. Now if you have ever been to a holiday party through your j.o.b. or with your spouse, you probably look forward to attending these about as much as you enjoy going to the dentist. However, I can honestly say I was so very excited to attend this event full of women I’ve come to know, like and admire.
For this festive occasion instead of our usual networking, the host had gift bags for each of us to put our marketing materials in. I could have put in my usual business cards, but I was in the holiday spirit and wanted to do something a little extra special for my Superstars. So I put my thinking cap on and came up with this fun idea.
About a year ago I discovered this great company called MOO they print beautiful business cards. Often they have special offers through different Social Media channels, and as a result I had ordered the cutest set of mini business cards. As adorable as they are, I never really knew what to do with them, until now…
As you know, I believe you are all Superstars, and part of that inspiration is from a lyric in a song by John Lennon, “Who on earth do you think you are? A Superstar? Well right you are!” that quote is on my mini-cards. Wanting to use those cards, and the Superstar inspiration, I went to the store and wandered around until I found just what I needed…little star shaped ornaments! An idea was born!
Using a hole-punch, I put a hole in the corner of my card, attached curling ribbon and my star ornaments, then placing my Superstar gift into a clear cellophane bag I had created just the right gift (for not a lot of expense)…here are the results!
Inspiration can come from all sorts of places, take a look around and see what “out of the box” idea you can come up with for your next networking event. Sometimes the simplest things can have the biggest impact!