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7 Business Card Holders for You To Look Professional at External Meetings

7 Business Card Holders for You To Look Professional at External Meetings
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People exchange business cards all the time at business events, from conference, happy hours, seminars, lunch meetings, or product launches. You probably have a few business cards in your wallet already with this in mind.

But having just a few business cards in your wallet won’t cut it. Cards easily crinkle or crumble on the edges, rendering them totally unprofessional-looking. And your wallet any hold so many cards before they start to bulge or fall out. These cards must be stored in a sturdier and more professional holder.

Having a business card holder is incredibly important for those of us who have to attend business meetings outside of our own companies or organizations. So here at Lifehack, we have handpicked seven business card holders so you don’t need to worry about giving out crumpled-up business cards again!

1. NOMĒ Slim Business Credit Card

    You will appear smart and polished with this slim card holder. This professional business card holder features a steel interior, soft-touch bicast leather, and a suede finish.

    This beautiful design is matched by its performance. The polished stainless steel construction won’t bend or crease your cards. The curved, slim design that sits comfortably in your pocket and also prevents theft.

    The Nome slim business card card holder easily fits up to 20 business cards or seven credit cards, and it stays shut with a magnetic clasp that won’t demagnetize your cards. For the price, you can’t beat the premium materials and functionality.

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    NOMĒ Slim Business Credit Card, $9.99.

    2. MaxGear Professional Business Card Holder

      The MaxGear professional business card holder can hold approximately 12-18 business cards. It’s also totally suitable for ID cards, credit cards, gift cards and more, depending on your specific business needs. You can fit this sleek ID card into a larger wallet, purse, pocket, or briefcase.

      The super-sleek design is polished and protects your cards. The absolutely professional businesslike appearance will leave your clients, associates, and peers a truly great impression.

      MaxGear Professional Business Card Holder, $6.85.

      3. UBAYMAX Leather Business Name Card Holder Case Wallet

        For a polished and self-assured look, leather is the exterior material of choice. The UBAYMAX leather business card holder does not disappoint: it’s stylish and comes in with several different color options, allowing you to personalize your style much more than a stainless steel card holder can.

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        Keep your cards clean and unbent, with the magnetic shut as well as an interior made with soft lining. These features will all provide more protection to your card as you store them in style.

        UBAYMAX Leather Business Name Card Holder Case Wallet, $6.99.

        4. SunplusTrade Professional Business Card Holder Case

          SunplusTrade professional business card holder case is a slim and barebones style for those of us who prefer a more minimalist feel. The sturdy construction is made with high-quality stainless steel with a brushed satin finish.

          Store your business cards, or credit cards, ID cards, etc., in this unassuming but sleek case. You can keep around 13 to 18 business cards in this case at once.

          SunplusTrade Professional Business Card Holder Case, $5.99.

          5. Partstock(TM) Business Name Card Holder

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            Partstock’s design holds more than to 25 business cards, credit cards or IDs. Made with a combination of stainless steel and durable leather, this card holder is both stylish and protective.

            This sleek design will totally disappear in your pocket or hand: it feels incredibly comfortable with its leather cover, for which you can choose from a variety of different colors and patterns.

            Partstock(TM) Business Name Card Holder, $6.99 (different colors patterns available).

            6. Partstock PU Leather Wallet Case with Magnetic Shut, Yellow

              Partstock makes this slightly different design for people who are love an extra design pop. If you’re not satisfied with the traditional and everyday stainless steel design, this is the business card holder for you.

              The product has a fine texture and comfortable tactile impression, able to hold more than 25 business cards. If you’re looking for a higher-capacity business card holder with a variety of colors to choose from, this one is for you.

              Partstock PU Leather Wallet Case with Magnetic Shut, Yellow, $8.99 (more colors available).

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              7. KINGFOM™ Stainless Steel Wallet Business Name Credit ID Card Holder Case

                KINGFOM’s unique design makes it super easy to slide out your business cards, credit cards, or ID. Premium Stainless Steel with a combination of high polish and beautiful satin finish leave the impression of a high-powered business executive.

                Perfect rounded edges – not sharp – ensure comfort in your pocket, bag, briefcase. For the ultimate business card holder that screams “CEO,” get the KINGFOM for your networking needs.

                KINGFOM™ Stainless Steel Wallet Business Name Credit ID Card Holder Case, $5.99.

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                The Importance of Reminders (And How to Make a Reminder Work)

                The Importance of Reminders (And How to Make a Reminder Work)
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                No matter how well you set up your todo list and calendar, you aren’t going to get things done unless you have a reliable way of reminding yourself to actually do them.

                Anyone who’s spent an hour writing up the perfect grocery list only to realize at the store that they forgot to bring the list understands the importance of reminders.

                Reminders of some sort or another are what turn a collection of paper goods or web services into what David Allen calls a “trusted system.”[1]

                A lot of people resist getting better organized. No matter what kind of chaotic mess, their lives are on a day-to-day basis because they know themselves well enough to know that there’s after all that work they’ll probably forget to take their lists with them when it matters most.

                Fortunately, there are ways to make sure we remember to check our lists — and to remember to do the things we need to do, whether they’re on a list or not.

                In most cases, we need a lot of pushing at first, for example by making a reminder, but eventually we build up enough momentum that doing what needs doing becomes a habit — not an exception.

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                From Creating Reminders to Building Habits

                A habit is any act we engage in automatically without thinking about it.

                For example, when you brush your teeth, you don’t have to think about every single step from start to finish; once you stagger up to the sink, habit takes over (and, really, habit got you to the sink in the first place) and you find yourself putting toothpaste on your toothbrush, putting the toothbrush in your mouth (and never your ear!), spitting, rinsing, and so on without any conscious effort at all.

                This is a good thing because if you’re anything like me, you’re not even capable of conscious thought when you’re brushing your teeth.

                The good news is you already have a whole set of productivity habits you’ve built up over the course of your life. The bad news is, a lot of them aren’t very good habits.

                That quick game Frogger to “loosen you up” before you get working, that always ends up being 6 hours of Frogger –– that’s a habit. And as you know, habits like that can be hard to break — which is one of the reasons why habits are so important in the first place.

                Once you’ve replaced an unproductive habit with a more productive one, the new habit will be just as hard to break as the old one was. Getting there, though, can be a chore!

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                The old saw about anything you do for 21 days becoming a habit has been pretty much discredited, but there is a kernel of truth there — anything you do long enough becomes an ingrained behavior, a habit. Some people pick up habits quickly, others over a longer time span, but eventually, the behaviors become automatic.

                Building productive habits, then, is a matter of repeating a desired behavior over a long enough period of time that you start doing it without thinking.

                But how do you remember to do that? And what about the things that don’t need to be habits — the one-off events, like taking your paycheck stubs to your mortgage banker or making a particular phone call?

                The trick to reminding yourself often enough for something to become a habit, or just that one time that you need to do something, is to interrupt yourself in some way in a way that triggers the desired behavior.

                The Wonderful Thing About Triggers — Reminders

                A trigger is anything that you put “in your way” to remind you to do something. The best triggers are related in some way to the behavior you want to produce.

                For instance, if you want to remember to take something to work that you wouldn’t normally take, you might place it in front of the door so you have to pick it up to get out of your house.

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                But anything that catches your attention and reminds you to do something can be a trigger. An alarm clock or kitchen timer is a perfect example — when the bell rings, you know to wake up or take the quiche out of the oven. (Hopefully you remember which trigger goes with which behavior!)

                If you want to instill a habit, the thing to do is to place a trigger in your path to remind you to do whatever it is you’re trying to make into a habit — and keep it there until you realize that you’ve already done the thing it’s supposed to remind you of.

                For instance, a post-it saying “count your calories” placed on the refrigerator door (or maybe on your favorite sugary snack itself)  can help you remember that you’re supposed to be cutting back — until one day you realize that you don’t need to be reminded anymore.

                These triggers all require a lot of forethought, though — you have to remember that you need to remember something in the first place.

                For a lot of tasks, the best reminder is one that’s completely automated — you set it up and then forget about it, trusting the trigger to pop up when you need it.

                How to Make a Reminder Works for You

                Computers and ubiquity of mobile Internet-connected devices make it possible to set up automatic triggers for just about anything.

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                Desktop software like Outlook will pop up reminders on your desktop screen, and most online services go an extra step and send reminders via email or SMS text message — just the thing to keep you on track. Sandy, for example, just does automatic reminders.

                Automated reminders can help you build habits — but it can also help you remember things that are too important to be trusted even to habit. Diabetics who need to take their insulin, HIV patients whose medication must be taken at an exact time in a precise order, phone calls that have to be made exactly on time, and other crucial events require triggers even when the habit is already in place.

                My advice is to set reminders for just about everything — have them sent to your mobile phone in some way (either through a built-in calendar or an online service that sends updates) so you never have to think about it — and never have to worry about forgetting.

                Your weekly review is a good time to enter new reminders for the coming weeks or months. I simply don’t want to think about what I’m supposed to be doing; I want to be reminded so I can think just about actually doing it.

                I tend to use my calendar for reminders, mostly, though I do like Sandy quite a bit.

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                Reference

                [1] Getting Things Done: Trusted System

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