Business Cards & First Impressions

Business Cards & First Impressions

Business Cards & First Impressions

To know and understand culture differences can be a powerful tool to help forge a stronger relationship in your personal life and your professional life. How you deal with business relations and customers can be critically important and could be the difference between success or failure. Business cards are a big part of that.

The way you handle a situation, especially if it’s done smoothly and thoughtfully, will make a big difference and create a stronger impression on those around you.

Let’s study the culture differences about how business cards are used in Western counties.




Business Cards Video Vocab

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Business People Exchanging Cards in an Office (

Did you have any difficult understanding the video? Don’t worry, there’s a lot of difficult phrases in there. We made a vocabulary list to help give you a better understanding of the slang, idioms, and difficult words used throughout the video.


➣Adverbs 副詞

◆ A Slew of [something]

A large amount of something.


I had to read through a slew of e-mails after I returned from my vacation.


➣Adjectives 形容詞

◆ Cumbersome

Slow or complicated and therefore inefficient.


The set up procedure for the sound system was very cumbersome, so we didn’t use it.


◆ Advantageous

Involving or creating favorable circumstances that increase the chances of success or effectiveness.


Doing an internship is very advantageous for college students.


➣Idioms イディオム

◆ No Hard and Fast Rule

There are no clear rules to follow.


There are no hard and fast rules to making new friends as an adult. You just go out there and do whatever works.


◆ You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression

People will judge you on their first experience with you. Mostly, if you make a bad impression, it will be hard to change that feeling.


A: I had a first date last night and the first thing I did was spill a drink all over myself. Do you think I ruined my chances?

B: Well, you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression.

A: 昨晩初デートにいったんだけれども、ドリンクを最初からこぼしてしまって僕自身びちゃびちゃになっちゃって。機会を損失したと思う?


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