New isn’t always better which is why our weekly sports conversations are back in their old format.
The template got a refresh, but the information is just as useful as ever.
In fact, there’s more than enough information to build your sports knowledge base and have something to talk about with sports-loving colleagues at work.
Here’s the one thing I want you think about differently – think of these topics as a weekly challenge. How many of them can you fit into small talk at work? Which colleagues are already talking about these topics making it easier for you to jump in?
I don’t think much about my story.
It’s like when someone says, “You have a cool job.” I know the correct answer is, “Yes, I do.” But to me it’s my job.
The same is true when I’m asked to share the story of how to got to where I am in my career. I don’t think there’s much of a story to tell. The way I see it, I worked my way up and I was stubborn (and maybe naive) enough that I didn’t believe the people who told me I wouldn’t make it.
Of course there’s a little more to the story. The twists and turns get revealed in interviews like the one I did recently as a guest on the Debcast. The podcasts explores what it’s like to be an athletic girl with guts and I was honored to be a featured guest.
If you know a young lady considering a career in sports broadcasting the stories told in this episode will be helpful. I don’t consider myself a trail blazer, but realize looking back there weren’t a lot of women I could pattern my career off of when I was starting out. I’m glad the landscape as changed and proud to tell my story.
Regardless as to how much you’ve got on your plate this week, resist the urge to skip small talk with colleagues and coworkers.
Small talk is how relationships get built and ultimately how you get stuff done.
Brush up on these sports topics and see how many of the questions and topics you can get into small talk conversations.