How to Talk Sporty at Work – Bringing Sports Conversations to You

Posted on: April 18th, 2018 by Jen Mueller

When it comes to sports talk, there are certain topics, teams or sports that you prefer to talk about over others. It’s true for just about every sports fan.

Here’s what else is true – the people you come in contact with throughout the day can’t read your mind.

They have no idea if you’d like to talk about the latest football news, basketball playoffs, or your latest triathlon. Make it easy for people to approach you and start a conversation by giving them clues. There’s a number of ways you can do it like wearing team colors, using logo’d office products into your day and changing the ringtone on your phone. These little hints give other people a starting point for a conversation, share something personal about yourself and make it easier to build business relationships.

The video explains more.

Talk sports on your terms and forget about learning the rules or memorizing stats. Despite what you might have been told, that’s not how fans talk about games. They talk about headlines and storylines which is why I provide week sports #ConvoStarters and why I created a How to Talk Sporty guide. This is the way you learn how to talk sports and this is how you become a sports fan in a way that benefits your career.

Jen Mueller is a veteran sports broadcaster and currently serves as the radio sideline reporter for the Seattle Seahawks and is a member of the Seattle Mariners television broadcast team. Jen founded Talk Sporty to Me in 2009 to help business professionals leverage sports fandom at work. She’s the author of three books on the subject and a rock-star keynote speaker. Learn how Jen can help your team communicate more effectively and build better business relationships, email: 

Give Yourself a Sporting Chance

Posted on: April 16th, 2018 by Jen Mueller

Welcome to another work week and a fresh batch of sports conversation starters!

As a reminder these topics can be used to start bigger sports conversations, transition to business conversations or be used as the entire conversation – as in, sometimes, a convo is only a 10-15 second exchange.

All those potential uses makes this a pretty valuable list this week.


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The Influential Conversationalist

Posted on: April 13th, 2018 by Jen Mueller

The message here is simple: Your colleagues know you can do the work. They want to know what you’re like to work with.

Once you get the job your resume and lengthy lists of accomplishments don’t mean a whole lot to the people you’re working with.

Take time to build relationships.

When colleagues get to know who you are, they’re more likely to buy in to what you can do as a leader.

There’s an entire chapter in The Influential Conversationalist devoted to help you build a fanbase at work. Order The Influential Conversationalist today and turn to Chapter 4 for specific conversation strategies.

Jen Mueller is the author of three books including The Influential Conversationalist. Her unique and practical approach to business communication comes from nearly 20 years in sports locker rooms as a sports broadcaster. Her conversation techniques help business professionals make the most of daily interactions, demonstrate leadership potential and increase the productivity of the company. Hire Jen to speak at your next event, conference or training.

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