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Re: Business Card Ideas
« Reply #200 on: March 22, 2016, 11:19:32 AM »
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Re: Business Card Ideas
« Reply #201 on: March 23, 2016, 01:31:41 PM »
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« Reply #202 on: March 26, 2016, 11:24:10 PM »
The Spanish Inquisition

Or Spanish Inquisitor. Though that would work better if I were Spanish.

Also pbk's Inquiries Welcome made me think of a good one:
No shirt, no shoes, no service.
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« Reply #203 on: May 01, 2016, 08:01:58 AM »
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« Reply #204 on: May 01, 2018, 09:42:10 PM »
Kind of a necro, but a lot of good material was just not available when this thread was started.

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« Reply #205 on: May 01, 2018, 09:57:37 PM »
This thread just popped up, resurrected. Great ideas for @arebelspy !

A designer friend created a unique format for his client who was working on a proposal and trying to get the attention of a large company's CEO. Friend arranged for a small block of dry ice to be delivered with his client's business card (printed on transparent acetate) to the CEO's office. When you opened the box there was the ice smoking around the card. A dramatic way to capture a few minutes of the CEO's time.

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« Reply #206 on: May 02, 2018, 02:46:05 AM »
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« Reply #207 on: May 02, 2018, 09:52:35 AM »
This thread just popped up, resurrected. Great ideas for @arebelspy !

A designer friend created a unique format for his client who was working on a proposal and trying to get the attention of a large company's CEO. Friend arranged for a small block of dry ice to be delivered with his client's business card (printed on transparent acetate) to the CEO's office. When you opened the box there was the ice smoking around the card. A dramatic way to capture a few minutes of the CEO's time.
This would totally get the bomb squad alerted at my place of work...but then I work in the kind of place that has one of those so perhaps we are the un-trusting kind.

It is a clever idea...

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« Reply #208 on: May 03, 2018, 05:51:50 PM »
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« Reply #209 on: May 15, 2018, 11:14:38 AM »
How about a line that doesn't talk about yourself or who you are, but suggests something that your new acquaintance might want to join you in doing:

Let's throw a potluck!

Please invite me for a bike ride some time

Want to go swimming?


Just pick the thing that you most want to start doing with new people and write a call to action around it.

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« Reply #210 on: May 15, 2018, 11:33:17 AM »
How about a line that doesn't talk about yourself or who you are, but suggests something that your new acquaintance might want to join you in doing:

Let's throw a potluck!

Please invite me for a bike ride some time

Want to go swimming?


Just pick the thing that you most want to start doing with new people and write a call to action around it.
Love this! The possibilities are endless, especially if you consider the inverse:

Don't call me to go to the mall.

Don't call me to eat at a fancy restaurant.

Don't call me for advice on what new sports car to buy.

No, I will not help you install the giant TV you just financed.

No, I will not attend your pretentious destination wedding.

Fun!

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« Reply #211 on: May 15, 2018, 12:13:30 PM »
Reminds me of this. :-)


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Re: Business Card Ideas
« Reply #212 on: May 15, 2018, 12:37:45 PM »
The Spanish Inquisition

Or Spanish Inquisitor. Though that would work better if I were Spanish.

Also pbk's Inquiries Welcome made me think of a good one:
No shirt, no shoes..., no service.

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Re: Business Card Ideas
« Reply #213 on: May 20, 2018, 10:23:55 AM »
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Re: Business Card Ideas
« Reply #214 on: July 25, 2018, 04:42:02 PM »
DH and I are doing this, with a little inspiration from this thread!!!

His is going to be:
Gentleman Adventurer

He is currently working on definitions for both of the words, and he is moving his lifestyle to match (I get to help with suggestions).  His goal is to not be a "lay-about" once we retire next year, as his personality can slide that way if left unprompted.  This has been a fun process to watch.

Mine is going to be:
Troubadour!

I am working on learning my first instrument now.  The plan is to travel (Adventure!) and play (traveling musician).  We should make an interesting team. 

DH and I believe there should be more whimsy in the world, what we can't find we had better make!

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Re: Business Card Ideas
« Reply #215 on: July 26, 2018, 12:08:00 AM »
Today I met someone who I knew to be a person of some influence. Her business card reads "Philanthropic Advisor". And she really is. The title made me think of this thread. Funny that it just popped up again the same day.
« Last Edit: July 27, 2018, 07:49:04 AM by Dicey »

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Re: Business Card Ideas
« Reply #216 on: July 26, 2018, 08:51:00 AM »
DH and I are doing this, with a little inspiration from this thread!!!

His is going to be:
Gentleman Adventurer

He is currently working on definitions for both of the words, and he is moving his lifestyle to match (I get to help with suggestions).  His goal is to not be a "lay-about" once we retire next year, as his personality can slide that way if left unprompted.  This has been a fun process to watch.

Mine is going to be:
Troubadour!

I am working on learning my first instrument now.  The plan is to travel (Adventure!) and play (traveling musician).  We should make an interesting team. 

DH and I believe there should be more whimsy in the world, what we can't find we had better make!

Yes! This makes me so happy! :D
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Re: Business Card Ideas
« Reply #217 on: July 26, 2018, 12:15:15 PM »
DH and I believe there should be more whimsy in the world, what we can't find we had better make!

Oh, I love this sentiment!  Do you mind if I quote it on the best post I saw on the forum thread?


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Re: Business Card Ideas
« Reply #218 on: July 26, 2018, 02:37:03 PM »
DH and I believe there should be more whimsy in the world, what we can't find we had better make!

Oh, I love this sentiment!  Do you mind if I quote it on the best post I saw on the forum thread?

I would be touched and honored!

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Re: Business Card Ideas
« Reply #219 on: July 26, 2018, 04:47:20 PM »
DH and I believe there should be more whimsy in the world, what we can't find we had better make!

Oh, I love this sentiment!  Do you mind if I quote it on the best post I saw on the forum thread?

I would be touched and honored!


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https://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/welcome-to-the-forum/the-best-post-i-saw-today-on-the-mr-money-mustache-forums-was/msg2084676/#msg2084676

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Re: Business Card Ideas
« Reply #220 on: July 27, 2018, 05:36:05 AM »
This is the best thread on the entire site!

I generally go with "dawdling flâneur"

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Re: Business Card Ideas
« Reply #221 on: July 27, 2018, 07:36:43 AM »
I've actually had a couple of occasions recently when I would have loved to have had a card such as this to give to someone.  Having a nice clean card handy when you'd like to give someone your contact information but not have it something as vulgar as a 'business' card would be nice. 

I think I'll have some printed. 

I, too , like the "flaneur" title.  This thread has some wonderful ideas. 

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« Reply #222 on: July 27, 2018, 11:15:19 AM »
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« Reply #226 on: September 18, 2018, 10:01:09 AM »
Today I met someone who I knew to be a person of some influence. Her business card reads "Philanthropic Advisor". And she really is. The title made me think of this thread. Funny that it just popped up again the same day.

Love that one - I love grant writing, so that is something I aim to do after I'm FI.

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« Reply #227 on: January 30, 2019, 03:17:15 PM »
Two new additions to this old thread...

While I was in Texas in December I stopped at a historical market about an eccentric rancher who was memorialized in iron signage as a "Gentleman of Means", which I found amusing.  His ranch was successful enough that he had disposable income to spend on establishing a public perception as a natty dresser and a facilitator of the local social scene.  I don't remember his name, but I liked his title.

Then today I saw a business card that said "Freelance Profiteer" which I think is an apt description of many people here who hold a variety of part time gigs on a rotating or seasonal basis, especially if you are paid in cash.  If you make a few bucks here and there when opportunity knocks, you can probably describe yourself as such.

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« Reply #228 on: February 01, 2019, 09:21:14 AM »
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I admire a friend whose business card reads:
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« Reply #229 on: February 03, 2019, 08:31:42 AM »
I love how this thread still pops up and gets great new ideas. Well done, people.
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« Reply #230 on: February 03, 2019, 08:40:56 AM »


Two new additions to this old thread...

While I was in Texas in December I stopped at a historical market about an eccentric rancher who was memorialized in iron signage as a "Gentleman of Means", which I found amusing.  His ranch was successful enough that he had disposable income to spend on establishing a public perception as a natty dresser and a facilitator of the local social scene.  I don't remember his name, but I liked his title.

I really like shortening that to just "Of Means"

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« Reply #231 on: February 03, 2019, 12:33:02 PM »
Two new additions to this old thread...

While I was in Texas in December I stopped at a historical market about an eccentric rancher who was memorialized in iron signage as a "Gentleman of Means", which I found amusing.  His ranch was successful enough that he had disposable income to spend on establishing a public perception as a natty dresser and a facilitator of the local social scene.  I don't remember his name, but I liked his title.

I really like shortening that to just "Of Means"

No one would buy the "Gentleman" part anyways.
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« Reply #232 on: February 03, 2019, 01:04:56 PM »
Then today I saw a business card that said "Freelance Profiteer" which I think is an apt description of many people here

Profiteer here in the UK has connotations of racketeer or extortionist - definitely would only be used as an insult, anyway.

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« Reply #233 on: February 03, 2019, 02:56:28 PM »
I really like shortening that to just "Of Means"
No one would buy the "Gentleman" part anyways.
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« Reply #236 on: April 01, 2019, 10:56:58 PM »
DH and I are doing this, with a little inspiration from this thread!!!

His is going to be:
Gentleman Adventurer

He is currently working on definitions for both of the words, and he is moving his lifestyle to match (I get to help with suggestions).  His goal is to not be a "lay-about" once we retire next year, as his personality can slide that way if left unprompted.  This has been a fun process to watch.

Mine is going to be:
Troubadour!

I am working on learning my first instrument now.  The plan is to travel (Adventure!) and play (traveling musician).  We should make an interesting team. 

DH and I believe there should be more whimsy in the world, what we can't find we had better make!

You might have just changed my life forever.  I could totally troubadour!  I can totally see myself travelling the world busking (possibly while also performing martial arts, why waste good skills!).  Too bad I'm still more than 5 years away from my target number.

I haven't used any of my professional musician talents since college, but I'm sure they'll polish up nicely.

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« Reply #237 on: April 01, 2019, 11:58:05 PM »
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« Reply #238 on: April 03, 2019, 01:55:21 PM »
I think I would like mine to say "Master of None"

Because I like to learn new skills, but also get bored easily.