Building your first Business Card

How to build your first digital business card in 5 minutes by editing a single slide

This tutorial will teach you how to build your first digital card using Poexis - it's fast, easy, and free!

All you need is:

  • Google ID - yes, your gmail.com works! 💻

  • Web browser - Use Google Chrome, Firefox, or another browser!

  • Less than 5 minutes

We recommend using a browser on your laptop or desktop to build your apps, but it'll also work just fine on a mobile or tablet! We recommend you install the Google Slides app from the app store.

What's a digital business card?

It's a business card that you can share with anyone! Unlike an old paper business card you can:

  • Share with anyone as a link on your phone📲

  • Personalize it with images, videos & animations 🤟

  • Add content from your social media 📰

  • Contactless sharing in-person by scanning a QR Code😷

  • Schedule meetings without back & forth 📆

  • Collect customer feedback using forms 🗣

  • Save the earth - recycle one paper card at a time!

This short 3-minute video explains how to build your first simple business card. Alternatively, if you prefer reading, you can continue to read this tutorial.

Watch this video to build your first business card

Getting Started with your Business Card

Getting started is a snap!

  • Click on "My Templates" in the top navigation menu

  • Click on "Create" under Digital Business Card template

  • Click on "Make a copy" - this copies the Google Slides Poexis template into your drive and opens it up

Now you're ready to go! 🙌

All you need to do is edit this Google Slides presentation - and Poexis takes care of the rest.

Naming Your Business Card

The name of your document will be the name of your app! You will be able to access your app at a link that looks something like this: http://[your user name].poexis.cloud.com/[my-app-name]

  • Rename the document to something appropriate like "Card", "Business Card", etc.

Your document's new name will appear when someone opens your app's link

This next step is optional! If you want to, you can also update your username on my.poexis.com. Any apps you have will have to be republished for the change to take effect - it's just a click away!

  • You can change your user name in Account Profile. You can skip this step if you want!

You don't need to do this, but you can change your username here!

Editing your first business card

Now it's time to make your business card your own!

You're probably an awesome person, but you might want to write something a little more specific😉

  • Edit the slide to reflect your information:

    • Name

    • Title

    • School/Organization name

    • Profile Description

    • Profile Picture: Your can right click on the image & choose "Replace image"

Make your business card your own!

Do you notice those 2 sticker-like images on the bottom? They are Poexis stickers! They won't appear on your final app, but they make the app work so don't remove them! Later we'll learn more about stickers and how to use them to add cool features to your card.

  • Before you move on to the last steps, share this slide deck with Poexis by clicking on "Share" button and type in [email protected]

Don't forget to share your slide - otherwise Poexis can't work its magic!

Leo da Vinci ([email protected]) - is your friendly digital assistant. Learn more how it works here (link - coming soon)

That's it 🙌 - you are ready to publish this card!

Publishing your digital business card

You're almost done!

  • Click on "Create New App"

  • Copy & paste the Google Slides URL of your card to import it

Congrats! You just created your first business card using Poexis 🙌 🎉

You can share your card with anyone and install on any device as an app!

Your first card is ready to share!

If you run into issues while importing, please check whether you have shared the Google Slides presentation of the app with [email protected]

It may also be that you are signed into another Google Account when you copied the document over to your Drive.

You can edit the Google Slide deck and publish it any time you want from my.poexis.com under "My Apps".

Making your card awesome!

But wait, you can do a lot more with Poexis to make your business card sizzle 😎

  • Add a cool header image

  • Add videos from YouTube or Vimeo

  • Add social media content from Twitter

  • Adding accent colors

  • Add Calendar scheduling using Calendly

You can do all this - and a lot more - by installing Poexis Add-on for Google Slides and adding stickers to your slide deck. To learn more about that, check out this tutorial.