When I first heard the term I thought of the early printed documents that announced a show was in town or the circus! Well, you are the next best thing to a bearded lady or double-headed tiger… so promote yourself!
The use of handbills is not required at ExecuNet or other networking meetings. Use your judgment on it’s usefulness as a leave-behind after a networking meeting that gives a high-level summary of your work, not your resume… something more functional. Handbills are as varied as the people who create them.
Continue reading to see and download two very different templates offered by generous ExecuNet attendees!
1) Martin's Handbill
Martin, thank you for offering to share your hard work with your fellow executive seekers.
I like Martin's sample because of the ways he helps his reader slice and dice his target position in several ways. This offers a great high-level summary. As I like to say, he has stimulated your Google-mind with keywords and “handles” you can grab on to. NOTE: This Word document uses tables with shaded backgrounds, so be prepared for the classy look and know what you are doing with table rows and columns before you start if you choose to edit and use this as a template. Make sure to be careful working with the graphic with circles as you type in the text. Otherwise just get inspired and update your own document with concepts you like.
Click here to download Martin's sample: Marting Z Handbill template
2) Noah's Handbill
Thank you, Noah for sharing this sample with us! Here you see a wonderful graphic, good use of color, and a format stands out. Take care editing the graphic as it can be a little tricky.
Click here to download Noah's sample: Noah's Handbill Template
** If you need help customizing these handbills for your use, email Gail.