It was a good meeting; I learned something from the speaker and exchanged a few business cards, had one inquiry about something I do. I came home, typed up my notes and now stare at a small stack of cards.
I will enter them into my contact list but then what?
The speaker talked about “getting people on your list”, and emailing them something of value.
What on earth do I have of value to these few people?
What do I have in common with them?
Well, we were all at the same meeting, so why don’t I email to them a copy of my notes?
They might appreciate some recorded ideas that they missed, or they might just appreciate getting something over and above the generic “It was good to meet you” text.