2009-10-01 — Good Characters (Leave a message)
Just having a Chinese business card says you respect your Chinese associates and their language. Having the best Chinese version of your name and a properly translated card says that you are resourceful and you know the Chinese culture or have access to people who do. Having an elegantly designed card says you have taste. Having it printed in high resolution on quality paper stock says you are wise, not “penny wise and pound foolish.” Above all, handing your Chinese associates a great business card in the proper manner says you’re a competent professional and a worthy business person.
Small things make a big difference, and first impressions are lasting impressions. The moment you shake hands and exchange business cards, you make a subtle but important impression. That impression will play a big part in the outcome of your business trip. Good Characters wants to help you make a great first impression.