Well, I stepped out on my own, and will be speaking at a gathering to promote my consulting practice . I decided that handing out business cards was not going to be the level of promotion I desired, and, lo and behold, as I entered the juice bar to refuel, I noticed the shiny postcard on the counter. Hmmmm….
I put the postcard in my purse and went on my errands. Every time I took out my wallet, there it was, the shiny, colorful postcard, veggies glaring at me as if to say, “What are you waiting for?”
So, I popped into Fedex/Kinko's to ask for a quote. I was told to go online. Ugh! With no human being to help me, I shoved the postcard back in my purse and went into holiday mode. Just as the calendar became accustomed to 2013, I realized that the speaking date was quickly approaching. I gathered up my courage and found the Fedex/Kinko's online printing store.
I'll save you the joys and sorrows of creating my own graphic piece, but hours later, I was pretty happy with the outcome just using Keynote and cuttings from my own website material. I was ready to order the cards. Fitting the artwork into the template proved frustrating and time-consuming, but I stuck with it, and finally clicked on the “purchase”link. Elation…until I realized that I had a typo and that the online format did not allow for cancellation. Bummer. A $100 lesson? Ah, well, I think it turned out great in the end…