I love hear how sports conversations make a difference in the workplace or in relationships between family and friends. Here are a couple successes from the last couple weeks.
I met Joe at a recent event in Portland. He is in a leadership position at a company. He’s also a huge NASCAR fan. A couple weeks ago he challenged his group to watch the final 5 laps of the Daytona 500. Everyone accepted and completed the challenge. They also saw a great finish to the race. Joe said they spent the entire week talking it and building rapport with each other. He enjoyed being able to share his passion and his staff enjoyed conversing about something other than work. Way to go Joe!
I recently met Joyce, a radio show host and intuition consultant, who heard me speak at an eWomen Network event earlier this year. She told me that for years, she thought she didn’t need to take an interest in sports She had enough interested ad was a successful mother, wife and entrepreneur, but after hearing me speak she realized she’s missing out on connecting with a large group of people including her own family members who enjoy snow sports. She started paying attention to sports headlines and before she knew it she was jumping right into conversations. Case in point – she welcomed me onto her radio program by saying “What do you think of the Carmello Anthony trade?” Nice work Joyce!