When it comes to talking sports it’s easy to get caught up in the numbers, stats and facts, and forget that the most important part of the conversation is the person you’re talking to.
People make the difference and they should be the motivating factor in your conversations. In other words, you shouldn’t prioritize the information over the relationship. It’s like when a football coach told me last week, “the X’s and O’s don’t move, the Jimmys and Joes do.”
With that in mind, let’s get talking this week using these sports topics:
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You probably already know that Talk Sporty to Me provides weekly sports conversation starters to make it easier for you to talk to colleagues and stay up to date on sports.
If you’re like me, and you like to plan ahead, perhaps a big picture view of the 2017 sports calendar would be helpful. Here’s a general look at how the sports seasons stack up this year. Happy planning!
Binge watch much?
I think most of us probably have found a binge-worthy show or two, and we’ve changed our conversations habits as a result.
Remember when you went to work or school and talked about the latest episode of the show you watched on television the night before? When was the last time you did that?
For many of us that was a go-to conversation starter. The rise of binge watching changed our viewing habits and created the need for a more reliable conversation starter – like sports. It’s the only DVR-proof material on TV, and it’s one of the reasons you can use these topics in small talk at work this week:
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Jen Mueller, America’s Expert Talker, serves as the sideline radio reporter for the Seattle Seahawks and is a member of the television broadcast for the Seattle Mariners. She founded Talk Sporty to Me in 2009 and advocates using sports as a business tool. Contact Jen via email: Jen@TalkSportytoMe.com.