Engage and Entertain Clients with Business Card Magic Tricks

Last Updated Jan 3, 2011 10:11 AM EST

Happy New Year, Business Hacks readers! I hope everyone had a great break and is read to dive into 2011 (the year after we make contact). I thought I'd kick things off on a lighter note with some cool magic tricks you can use to break the ice with your business card.

In the past, I've told you about ways to replace your dead tree business cards with electronic alternatives, but if you're still sporting paper cards, there are a lot of easy-to-learn tricks you can use to distribute them. That's not too surprising; many traditional tricks done with playing cards are easily adapted to business cards.

For example, check out this way to make a business card disappear:

Or try this trick, in which you turn a seemingly blank card into your business card right before the client's eyes.

Want more? There are dozens on YouTube -- just search for "business card trick" and you'll get enough sleights of hand to entertain your clients, investors, and employees for weeks to come.

Photo courtesy Flickr user Shoaib Ali Zahid