It’s the holiday season and you’re going to need something to talk about. Whether it’s workplace small talk or holiday party small talk, sports works. (I should know – I actually use the topics I provide every week in my own conversations!)
All it takes is 60 seconds and you’ll be up to speed. Take a look:
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Sports conversations should be used to make connections in business. Which means, simply put, don’t be a jerk.
There are a lot of ways you can use sports to your advantage. Don’t screw it up by being a jerk.
If you don’t know how many different ways you can screw up a sports conversation then you need to watch the video describing the Worst Ways to Use Sports at Work.
Jen Mueller is a badass at business communication. She’s also the radio sideline reporter for the Seattle Seahawks and a member of the Seattle Mariners television broadcast team for ROOT Sports. In addition she’s an entrepreneur and business owner. Her approach to business communication is based on nearly 20 years in locker rooms. It’s practical, effective and entertaining, which is why you should hire Jen for your next conference or company training session: Jen@TalkSportytoMe.com.
You can only talk about your holiday weekend so much with colleagues (and my guess, they’re not really interested in your family drama or what your turkey tasted like.) Be prepared for productive small talk this week by brushing up on these sports topics.
What makes small talk productive? Glad you asked!
Productive small talk establishes a connection, builds rapport and most importantly provides follow up opportunities because good business relationships don’t happen after one conversation. That’s why sports and these weekly conversation starters work. Take a look at let me know what you think.
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