Now that Parker gave some tipps on how to get started with twitter, speak in public and live happily with your job here's some clever advice that might make your life even easier: Matthew Buchanan's $7 I-forgot-my-business-cards insurance policy. While being at a baseball game with his family he met an incredibly interesting person that has quickly turned into a key contact for him and the firm. Unfortunately he didn't have his business cards with him.
She was talking with someone else in line, so I had a few minutes to think on my feet. I came up with a solution that, honestly, I thought was goofy at the time, but that I’ve grown to appreciate. I thought “I need a memorable, personal (i.e., not the firm) domain precisely for this situation…one that functions solely to convey my contact info to folks I meet.”
I checked a few domains and settled on IMetMatt.com. I told my new friend about my gaff on the business cards, and then mentioned the domain (not mentioning the fact that I wouldn’t purchase it until later that evening). “Remember - I Met Matt - Go there tonight and jot down my info.”
End of story: She called, several times in fact. Calming your conscience for $7 and keeping in touch with people, not a bad investment!