Posted on: June 23rd, 2010 by Jen Mueller

I’ve been remiss in failing to write this post earlier.  For that I apologize, but there’s no time like the present to get it straightened out.

I’ve had several people ask me recently ‘just what exactly is Talk Sporty to Me.”

Here is the most simple explanation.  It’s your key to networking and conversation.  When you’re at a business dinner,  on a date or even at a family function, there are certain topics that are off the table for discussion – like politics, money and religion.  That narrows the subject matter considerably.  If you’re a female working in a male dominated work place, that doesn’t leave much to talk about.  Men rarely open up about their families and personal life without finding common ground and building a little trust.  If  you are on a date,  grilling your date might produce answers, but no real connection.  There’s an art to conversation and it can start with sports.

Sports is that common denominator.  It’s a safe subject.  It promotes conversation and doesn’t require right and wrong answers.  Sports can lead to bigger topics dealing with ethics, values, handling victory and failure.  You can learn a lot about your co-workers through sports, and easily steer conversations toward more personal information or more pressing business matters.

So there you have it, Talk Sporty to Me is a powerful networking tool.  Best part about it – it’s a 5 step checklist that takes about 5 minutes a day.  It’s easy and effective –  I know from personal experience it’s the same principles I use every day with professional athletes and coaches.

Interested?  Send me an email.  Let’s do an event!