Q: I recently attended a live event and received a lot of business cards. Is it ok for me to add them to my email list?
A: Absolutely NOT! While I do gather business cards at events, I never ever add them to my list without getting permission first. My rule of thumb is to return home, add them into my address book, send a “thank you for connecting” email and ASK THEM if they would like to receive my newsletter. Remember, a little professional courtesy goes a long way. And, adding people to your list without permission will get you in some big trouble!
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Founder and CEO of the Lisa Larter Group, master strategist, author, speaker, podcast host, social media expert, consultant, and business coach. Lisa inspires entrepreneurs and business owners to see the possibilities for their organizations when it comes to strategy. She uncomplicates modern marketing and creates (and implements) strategies for businesses that are guaranteed to increase visibility, inbound leads, and revenue.