Posted on: September 25th, 2017 by Jen Mueller

Sports and politics collided over the weekend. It’s another reminder that sports talk doesn’t have to be just about wins, losses and stats.

Now, here’s my reminder to you – do not use sports talk to divide your workplace, alienate co-workers, start fights, or as an excuse to be a jerk. That is not making sports talk useful in business. Those types of conversations are not useful in building relationships.

I do believe sports can be used to address larger issues. I don’t believe you should be trying to do that while making small talk at work.

The weekly sports conversation starters are selected intentionally. They keep you in the loop and give you a soft spot to land in small talk.

Here are a few to use this week:

Quick progress report for you – thanks to your support I’m over 65% of the way to reaching my Thunderclap goal. YAY!!

In case you missed it last week, I set up a Thunderclap on social media to announce the launch of my new book The Influential Conversationalist. There’s still time to join if you haven’t already. All you do is click this link and then click “Support on Twitter” or “Support on Facebook.” That gives the okay to post one message on Oct 4th announcing the launch of the book. It takes 10 seconds and it’s just that easy.

If you’ve already joined the Thunderclap and want a sneak peak of the book, you can download a free chapter here or pre-order a personalized copy.

Thanks for your support!