Time to get after it this week. Instead of working yourself silly, over-scheduling your days and keeping your nose to the grindstone, try this: Schedule time to be interrupted.
Because it encourages colleagues (and clients) to talk to you, about topics other than work. It’s how relationships are built and how trust is established. Don’t get so caught up in work that you forget about the actual people you’re working with.
Your small talk could (and in my opinion, should) start with sports. Try these topics this week.
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Veteran sports broadcaster and sideline reporter Jen Mueller, founded Talk Sporty to Me in 2009 and makes sports talk useful in business. Her third book The Influential Conversationalist is now available on Amazon.