Give Yourself a Sporting Chance

Posted on: June 11th, 2018 by Jen Mueller

It’s another workweek and another batch of sports conversation starters, but also it’s a reminder that not all conversations go according to plan.

I’ve had a few exchanges in the last week that had me questioning my status as an “Expert Talker.” A couple were awkward, another was unproductive, and yet another had me over-thinking the words I actually said.

As much as I don’t want to have those types of interactions, they happen from time to time. Here’s what you need to remember – once you have established rapport with someone, the relationship helps smooth over the rough edges of a less than perfect exchange.

I’m not going to get it right all the time, neither are you, which is why it’s important to build relationships with colleagues and have conversations throughout the week, not just when you need to talk to them.

It’s one of the reasons you should be using these sports ConvoStarters and making small talk at work this week.

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