You can’t approach all sports conversations the same way. You’ve got to account for different interests, varying fandom levels and communication styles. You wouldn’t (or shouldn’t) talk to a novice sports fan the way you’d talk with a life-long, hard-core, passionate fan. And you wouldn’t use hockey to strike up a conversation with a baseball fan.
If you’re willing to cater your sports conversations to the fan you’re talking to, then you should be willing to make the same adjustments when the conversation turns to business.
Read all the books on business communication you’d like (including mine!) and here’s what they boil down to – communicate in the way the other person wants to hear.
To be clear, this is not a male/female consideration. This is everyone, at all times, always. It’s practicing good communication skills and becoming a more effective communicator in the process.
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