“When it comes to communicating with others—and being communicated to—I prefer to give and to receive via more traditional means.”
I took this picture the other day after my new business cards arrived and I was so struck by the image of my cards sitting on top of the newspaper. It got me thinking about what the image said about me and where and how I am happiest communicating and being communicated with.
For when it comes to communicating with others—and being communicated to—I prefer to give and to receive via more traditional means.
“The irony of this makes me smile…”
The irony of this makes me smile because I coach people who work in companies where communicating through technology is their companies’ raison d’être. So much of what these companies (and their employees) do is just so helpful in making it easier for us to communicate with each other.
Old school simplicities and possibilities…
But I just love the old-school simplicity of handing over a business card after an interesting (actually in-person!) one-to-one conversation that might, just might turn into something really good for us both further down the line. And I also actually quite like that a lot of the time the cards end up in someone’s desk or wallet forgotten about—until that tidy-up sometime later when the memory of us is discovered afresh…
The curated beauty of the printed press…
And I love reading news stories in print because it means I have to step away from my laptop and phone to do so—and I really need that break in my day. I also like to think that someone designed that page, thought about the stories that should surround each other, and the images to carry alongside them.
And if I think about it further, I start to marvel at how anyone can write so quickly and produce so many words day after day! People who put newspapers together are incredible.
Are you a traditionalist when it comes to your comms?
I really appreciate the companies who work to make our communications quicker, easier, more targeted, honed, appropriate, and so so on. But for me, nothing quite beats the business card and the broadsheet.
And I suppose I am spending my time writing this thought in order to share with others because, if, like me you are a traditionalist when it comes to comms, let’s celebrate and hone that, and if not, that’s okay too—just be you!
“for me, nothing quite beats the business card and the broadsheet”
For those reading this who may be thinking of working with me here at HM Coaching and Development, I hope this has been helpful to read. Please feel free to get in touch if you would like to talk further. The first step is to have a conversation and together we will work out a plan!