As part of the Mariners broadcast team, I’m sometimes forced to stretched my communication skills and use a bit of the Spanish I learned back in high school and college. This season, I’ve spent a lot of time talking to Kendrys Morales, a Cuban native who speaks limited English.
The following video is some insight as to how we communicate during interviews, and of course, this challenge doesn’t just pop up in major league clubhouses. There’s a business lesson in there too.
Jen Mueller, America’s Expert Talker, is the author of Game Time: Learn to Talk Sports in 5 Minutes a Day for Business. After 13 years in sports broadcasting, Jen wrote the go-to resource for novice and first-time sports fans in the business world. Her step-by-step process makes sports accessible and practical for relationship building in business. The book is available through Amazon.