Posted on: May 18th, 2010 by Jen Mueller

First impressions are key. On dates, during interviews, in the workplace and at school, you want to make a good first impression – but how?  Mariner’s play-by-play broadcaster Dave Sims and I were talking about this the other day.  Sims and his wife Abby, run Athletisense – a business that helps athletes make a good impression in the media, during interviews and in the work place.  They’re a great team, and Sims is a classy guy to work with on the FSN broadcasts.  Dave and I both agreed good communication skills go a long way in making a good first impression.   That’s where Talk Sporty to Me enters the conversation.  It takes just 5-10 minutes a day to have enough information to participate in a sports conversation.  That’s no time at all when you consider what you can get in return.  You’ll see an improvement in your relationships with co-workers.  This is particularly true for females working with male co-workers.  People enjoy working with people who they enjoy being around.  It’s as simple as that.  If you like your co-workers it’s easier to work with them, productivity increases and so does your success.

In a different context, finding common ground on a date leads to a good first impression, which can lead to a second date, and that in turn can lead to a more successful relationship.

   Sports is a great way to find that common ground.

Still have questions?  Come to a Talk Sporty to Me Happy Hour to learn more.  It’s quick, easy and fool-proof not to mention it’s fun!